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Dharwad district is located in the western sector of the nothern half of Karnataka Sate. Consists of 5 taluks-Dharwd,Hubli, Kalghatagi,Kundagol & Navalgund. It is the second most advanced in the state. Dharwad and Hubli are the most urban part of the district. Dharwad is a very important business center in Karnataka.

Fact File

Geographic Location 15 02' and 15 51' North latitude
73 43' and 75 35' East longitude
Temperature 45 C(Max). 22 C (Min)
Rainfall 772 mm
Rivers Bennihalla (Krishna bain), Bedthi & Shlmala (west flowing rivers)
Area 4,236 sqkm
District Headquarters Dharwad
Talukas 5
Population 16.04 lakh (2001 Census)
Population Density 348 per sqkm
Literacy Rate 71.87% (2001 Census)

Economy & Industrial Profile

  • Hubli is an important industrial centre with more than 3,000 small & medium industries
  • Hubli is the main trading centre for agriculture produce. Farmers from all over the state sell their produce here
  • District has many industrial sectors of engineering items, Industrial Valves, Electrical goods and agricultural implements, machine tools industries , electrical, steel furniture, food products.
  • IT Park Hubli is situated in the heart of the City and is promoted by the Government of Karnataka IT Department and KEONICS
  • There are many subsidiary agricultural industries such as pickles,cotton ginning and processing

Focus Sectors

  • Food Processing and Agro Processing
  • Information Technology
  • Auto mobile Components
  • Textiles
  • Aerospace Components


  • Major Crops Produced: Food Crops - Jowar, Wheet; Pulses-Bengal Gram & Tur
  • Commercial Crops - Ground nut, Onions, Chilli, Maize and Cotton
  • Grown mangoes, Guava, Sapota and Bananas as horticultural produce
  • Important maket for Red Chillies, Onions,Cotton and Jowar, Soya Been, Maize & Sunflower


  • There are 19 Large and medium industries in the district with an investment of Rs. 754.38 crores
  • There are 345 Factories in the district as on 31-03-2009

Prominent Players

  • Tata marcopolo
  • Telcon
  • Bharat NRE Coke Limited
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Gujarat NRE Coke Limited
  • Joja Chemicals P Limited
  • Kuntal Granites (P) Ltd
  • Lambodhara Granites P Limited
  • Shree Bhagyalaxmi sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Ltd
  • Shree Ram Electrocast Pvt. Limited
  • Stri Prabulingeshwar Sugar & Chemicals Ltd
  • TINNA Agro Industries Limited
  • MM INdustrial Controls Pvt. Ltd
  • BDK Alloys
  • Mahalingashetty & Co.Ltd
  • Mullangi Spintex P Ltd

Industries Approved over Last 5 Years 2005-06 To 2009-10

Small Scale Industries

Ther aer 16,626 small Scale Industries withan investment of Rs. 49,598 Lakh with employment for 1,40,000 persons
Years Units Investment (Rs. Lakh) Employment
2004-05 762 2,829 3,070
2005-06 595 2,039 2,138
2006-07 630 1,834 2,543
2007-08 623 6,675 6,328
2008-09 747 5,541 4,869
2009-10 836 4,676 4,629

Karnataka Industrial Policy 2009-14

  • Announced cide G.O.No. CI 233 SPI 2008 dt. 28.02.2009
  • Effective from 1.4.2009 up to 31.3.2014
  • Envisioned to build prosperous Karnataka
  • Taluks in the state have been divided into four zones for incentives. Dharwad district has been dived :
    • Zone 2: Kalghatagi
    • Zone 3: Dharwaad,Hubli, Kundagol,Navalgund

Incentives & Concessions

  • Investment promotion subsidy for MSME - 10 to 25% of VFA
  • Exemption from stamp duty & waiver of conversion fine - 100% in Zone 1 & 2; 75% in Zone 3
  • Exemption fromEntry Tax: 3 to 5 years
  • Exemption of APMC Cess: 3 to 5 years
  • Subsidy for setting up ETPs: upto Rs. 100 lakh
  • Anchor unit subsidy : Rs. 100 lakh
  • Interest subsidy : Rs. 100 lakh
  • Interest subsidy for micro units: 3 to 5 years
  • Exemption from electricity Duty : 3 to 5 years
  • Subsidy for Technology Upgradation & Quality Certification
  • Interest free loan on VAT for Large & mega projects : 5 to 12 years depending on investments and employment


Land Bank
Taluk Land(Acres)
Dharwad 6754
Hubli 1784
Total 8538
  • There is an Industrial growth centre, 8 Industrial Areas and 2 Industrial Estates
  • 3 Industrial Areas are proposed in the district of Dharwad
  • Suvarna Karnataka Development Corridor envisages the creation of an Apparel Zone, IT/BT Zone and Powere Generation Zone covering the District



  • Dharwad has been a renowned centre of learning with many famous high schools, colleges and universities.
  • There are 9 plytechnics -8 in Hubli and 1 in Dharwad
  • There aer 2 medical colleges - 1 each in Dharwad and Hubli
  • There aer 3 Engineering colleges 2 in Hubli and 1 in Dharwad
List of prominent Educational institutions
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS)
SDM college of Engineering, medical and Dental Sciences
BVB College of Engineering & Technology
K.L.E. Society's Polytechnic
Nettur Technical Training Foundation
Kousali Institute of management
International Institute for Advanced Studies, Kalyan Nagar, Dharwad
K.L.E. Society's Institute of Managemnt Studies & Research
Karnataka University
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
Karnataka Law university commencing operation in 2010


  • Chandramouleshara Temple, located at Unkal, this beautiful temple is famous for Historical Western Chalukya period, Chandramouleshwara Shiva temple and Unkal lake.
  • Unkal Lake is a pictorial water spot with a magnificent sunset view, with a green garden, recreational facilities for the children, boating facilities , etc...
  • Nrupatunga Hill is located on the North Eastern fringe of Hubli and offers a pleasing panoramic view of th Hubli city
  • Siddharoodha Matt located at near outskirts of Hubli is an eminent religious institution, a centre of Advaita philosophy as preached by Swami Siddharoodha.
  • Temple Amargol is famous for the Shankarlinga and Banashankari Temple.
  • Annigeri has many historical temples includingthe kalyani Chalukya period and is about 30 km from Hubli
  • Kundgolthe birth place of Sawai Gandharwa who was the Guru of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Gangubai Hangal in Hindustani Music. Kundgol is also famous for Shanmbhulinga temple.
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