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DHARWAD

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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.

Geographic Location15 02′ and 15 51′ North latitude 73 43′ and 75 35′ East longitude
Temperature45 C(Max). 22 C (Min)
Rainfall772 mm
RiversBennihalla (Krishna bain), Bedthi & Shlmala (west flowing rivers)
Area4,236 sqkm
District HeadquartersDharwad
International Airport17 km
Talukas5
Population16.04 lakh (2001 Census)
Population Density348 per sqkm
Literacy Rate71.87% (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 SECTOR

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

AGRICULTURE

  • 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
agriculture statitics

INDUSTRIES

  • 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

industrial statistics

SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES

YearsUnitsInvestment (Rs. Lakh)Employment
2004-057622,8293,070
2005-065952,0392,138
2006-076301,8342,543
2007-086236,6756,328
2008-097475,5414,869
2009-108364,6764,629

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

INFRASTRUCTURE

Land Bank
TalukLand(Acres)
Dharwad6754
Hubli1784
Total8538
  • 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

CONNECTIVITY

Dharwad connectivity

EDUCATION

  • 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
    Universities
    Karnataka University
    University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
    Karnataka Law university commencing operation in 2010

    TOURISM

    • 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
    • Kundgol the 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.