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Karnataka at a Glance

Government of Karnataka

​​Karnataka at a Glance​

​Karnataka State is Located in the Deccan Plateau in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, Karnatak's planned economic development began with the appointment of Sir M. Visveswaraya as the Dewan of the erstwhile Mysore State (precursor to modern-day Karnataka).

Karnataka State was formed on November 1st, 1973. November 1st is popularly known as Karnataka / Karnataka Rajyothsova. Bangalore is the Capital of Karnataka

Area:​

1,92,000 Sq.Kms (Eighth Largest State in India

Greens:

Tropical Evergreen, Tropical Semi-Evergreen Dry Deciduous(Malnad), Dry Deciduous (Plateau), Shrub

Length:

760 Kms. (North-South)

Prime Industries:

Electronics, Computer, Engineering, Aeronautics, Machine Tools, Watch-making, Electrical Engineering, Aluminum, Steel

Breadth:

420 Km (East-West)

Major Crops:

Ragi, Jower, Rice, Sugarcane, Coconut, Groundnuts, Coffee, Cotton etc.,

Population:

Total 52.73 Million
Urban 32.98 % Rural 66.01 %
GDP growth rate 6.2 %
Industrial growth rate 7.7 %
Air ports 6 & Sea ports 3.

Major Minerals:

Gold( 90% of India's Production),
Iron Ore, Manganese, Magnasite etc.,

Climate:

Semi Tropical

 

Premier Educational Institutes:

Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management, Raman Research Centre, NIMHANS, ISRO, NAL etc.,

Seasons:

Summer : March to May(18 to 40degree C)
Rainy Season : June to October
Winter : November to February(14 to 32 C)
S-W Monsoon : June to August
N-E Monsoon : Agumbe receives 500 to 4000 mm Rainfall

Major Cities / Towns:

Bangalore,  Hubli, Dharwar, Belgaum, Bellary, Gulbarga, Mysore, Mandya, Mangalore etc.,

Rivers:

Krishna Systems
Krishna, Tunga Bhadra, Vedavathi, Hagari,
Malaprabha, Ghataprabha, Bhima etc.
Cauvery Systems:
Cauvery, Kabini, Hemavathi, Harangi, Shimsha

Religion:

Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Christians etc.

Languages:

Kannada, English, Hindi

Roads:

Total Length of Roads 1,22,489 Kms.
N H 2,357 Kms



INDUSTRIAL SCENARIO:

 

Karnataka has always been at the forefront of Industrial Growth in India. With its inherent capabilities coupled with its enterprising citizens, Karnataka provides the ideal choice for investment opportunities.

  • Superior Human Resources, which includes trained technical manpower in Engineering, Management and basic sciences.
  • High level of research and development facilities originating number of Central Government Laboratories and Research Institutes located in Karnataka.
  • Favorable climate and Habitat.
  • Excellent communication facilities and accessibility with Broad Gauge, Air Port and Sea Port.
  • Hormonious Industrial Relations.


 INFRASTRUCTURE:

 

The State Government has created several Organisation and Institutions to provide infrastructural support to the Private Sector enterprises.

  • The Directorate of Industries and Commerce Co-ordinates all activities related to Industrial Development.
  • It allots Power, Land, Water besides Sanction of fiscal incentives.
  • Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board acquires Land for development of Industrial sites.
  • TECSOK provides expert consultancy service to Small Entrepreneurs at moderate charges.
  • Karnataka State Financial Corporation provides loans to start the industries.
  • Karnataka State Small Industries Development Corporation provides Industrial Sheds with infrastructure and also supplies basic Raw materials to theIndustries.


 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

 

  •  Major Information Technology activity in Karnataka is concentrated in Bangalore. Bangalore is also referred to as SILICON Valley of India.


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