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About Karnataka

Karnataka State is Located in the Deccan Plateau in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, Karnataka'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).

Mysore State was formed on November 1st, 1956 which was later renamed as Karnataka State on November 1st 1973. November 1st is popularly known as Karnataka Rajyothsova day. Bengaluru is the Capital of Karnataka

Karnataka is not just located at the heart of South india; it is the heart of south India. Over the years, the state has emerged as a hub for multiple sectors including aerospace, information technology, bio-technology, pharma, agro & food processing, heavy construction machinery & equipment and renewable energy.

Karnataka is referred to as 'Knowledge @ Innovation Capital', 'Siliconvally', 'R&D Hub' and 'Startup Hub'. A proactive and approachable Government, investor friendly policies, excellent human resources, quality infrastructure, industry friendly labour laws, excellent climate throught the year, Cosmopolitan culture and social infrastructure have been the state's unique selling propositions. Besides, it is the state with most peaceful labour relations, boasts of the highest number of international schools, most number of industrial training institutes and the 2nd highest engineering & medical colleges in the country.

Karnataka is also an absolute delight for travelers with some of the best tourist destinations in the region - sandy beaches, misty hills, wildlife sanctuaries, serene backwaters, heritage sights and historical monuments - the state has it all. Business or leisure, Karnataka is the most preferred state in india.


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


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


760 Kms. (North-South)

Prime Industries:

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


420 Km (East-West)

Major Crops:

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


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.,


Semi Tropical


Premier Educational Institutes:

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


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:

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


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


Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Christians etc.


Kannada, English, Hindi


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



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.

  • Qualified Human Resources, which includes trained technical manpower in Engineering, Management and basic sciences.
  • High level of research and development facilities, 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.



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 and plots with infrastructure and also supplies basic Raw materials to theIndustries.


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