Uttara Kannada

Nestled in beautiful scenic locales, Uttara Kannada is also home to one of India’s six atomic plants and a greenfield naval base project-Seabird. The coastal belt of Uttara Kannada also has one of Karnataka’s largest ports, Karwar, with a capacity of 75000 million tonnes liquid storage and 30000 MT warehousing. Government of Karnataka is keen on developing six berths under PPP here. The region also cultivates plantation crops like areca nut, coconut and cashew along with kokum. Large coastlines with suitable climatic conditions help the agro and horticulture products in the district. The rich biodiversity in the region is ideal for organic farming too. The other sectors flourishing here include Aromatic and Herbal Processing Industry, Tile, Coir, Engineering and Construction along with Fisheries.

Infrastructure & Resources


The forest cover in the region is a whopping 75.65%. It has 6.62% of land remaining along with 7.31% of uncultivable land, and about 10.41% is used for agriculture.


Uttara Kannada has major rivers like Kali, Gangavali, Aghanashini, Sharavathi, Venkatapura and Varadha flowing in the district. These rivers aid in irrigating 16% of the net sown area in the region.


HESCOM or Hubballi (Hubli) Electricity Supply Company Limited is in charge of power transmission to the district of Uttara Kannada. The power generation is widely distributed across major projects including the hydroelectric power project across river Sharavati.

Natural Resources

The district has natural deposits of silica sand, quartz, lime shell, building stone and clay.

Human Resources

Anjuman Institute of Technology and Management, Bhatkal, and Government College of Engineering are some of the premier institutes here.


Three international airports and two domestic airports can be accessed from Uttara Kannada. A Konkan railway route of 176 km passes through the district connecting the region to all major cities. Three national highways NH17, NH 4A and NH 206 also add to this connectivity. Ports of Goa Karwar and Mangaluru (Mangalore) offer access via sea.

Living in Uttara Kannada

Temperatures in Uttara Kannada vary between 16 degree celsius and 37 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Allopathic Hospitals


Indian System of Medicine Hospitals


Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes


Community Health Centres


Primary Health Centres


Four-star Hotels Available


High Schools


PU Colleges


Degree College


Polytechnic Colleges


Medical College


Engineering Colleges


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

Seabird Project

East India Distilleries Parry Limited

Grasim Industries

West Coast Paper Mills Limited

Solaris ChemTech Industries Limited

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of Road from Kumta-Sirsi(one package of KSHIP) Transportation Part of 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Development of Modern Seaport at Tadadi Transportation 3800 KSIIDC DPR Prepared/ Bidding
Development of Second Stage of Karwar Port Transportation 2500 Ports & Inland Water Transport Development DPR Prepared/ Bidding
Development of Belekeri Port Transportation 1720 Ports & Inland Water Transport Development DPR Under Preparation
Development of Pavinakurve Port Transportation 1700 Ports & Inland Water Transport Development DPR Under Preparation
Smart City Mission in Karnataka Urban Infrastructure NA KUIDFC Conceptual Stage

Additional Projects

  • Acquired 10 acres of land for medicinal plants and 40 acres to be acquired. Project cost 85 Crores (USD 14.16 mn).
  • Development of Cashew Processing Units in the districts of INR 10 Crores. Land to be purchased 2 acres; land purchased 20 guntas (40 guntas is 1 acre).
  • Land to be purchased 50 acres for dairy farming and milk processing. Investment INR 250 Crores (USD 41.67 mn).
  • One acre land for building resort as part of Leisure Tourism; INR 3 crores investment.
  • Investment of INR 40 Crores (USD 6.67 mn) for expansion of chemical industries in Binaga and Karwar for caustic soda and phosphoric acid production.
  • Two acres of land purchased for marine food processing of INR 15 crores (USD 2.5 mn).

District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Karwar – 581 306

Phone: 08382-282302/282367
Fax: 282302
Email: [email protected]

Other Contacts

Additional Chief Secretary to Government Commerce & Industries Department
# 106, 1st Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2225 2443
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Commissioner for Industrial Development Director of Industries and Commerce
No. 49, South Block, Khanija Bhavan
Race Course Road Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2238 6796
Email: [email protected]
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Chief Executive Officer
Invest Karnataka Forum

3rd Floor, Khanija Bhavan (East Wing), No. 49, Race Course Road, Bengaluru – 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 22205333
Email: [email protected]

Managing Director
Karnataka Udyog Mitra
3rd Floor, Khanija Bhavan (East Wing), No.49,
Race Course Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone : 91-80-2228 2392, 2228 5659; 2238 1232
Email : [email protected]
Visit us at: www.kumbangalore.com

Managing Director
Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC)

VTPC Building, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru-560001.

Phone: 080-2286 0644, 2253 4444
Email: [email protected]

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board
4th & 5th Floor, East Wing, Race
Course Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2226 5383, 2226 7900
Email: [email protected]
Visit us at: www.kiadb.in