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DISTRICT PROFILE - KOLAR

Karnataka Global Agribusiness and


Food Processing Summit 11

District Profile - Kolar

Overview
Location & connectivity
Fact file
Industry profile

Agriculture profile
Horticulture profile
Dairy profile
Sericulture profile
Physical infrastructure
Public investment in the district
List of abbreviations and references
Contacts

District Profile - Kolar

Location & Connectivity

Hyderabad

Airports:
Belgaum

Bangalore International Airport is at a distance of

100 Kms
Hyderabad International Airport is located

Hubli

Bellary

within 600 km
Ports:

Karwar

Mangalore port is located within 500 km


Chennai sea port is at a distance of 330 km
Mangalore
Bangalore

Mysore

PORT

To Chennai

AIRPORT

District Profile - Kolar

Fact file

SOIL TYPE
Red sandy loam

Red sandy

Mixed soil

Sericulture

Two Agro-climatic Zones

Dairy
Agriculture

760 mm

Horticulture
Food Processing

Rainfall

Tourism

TALUKS

2727 ft
above MSL

Industries

Average Elevation

Kolar
Bangarpet
Malur

Srinivaspur

14C Min
Temperature

Kolar
District
Headquarters
3969 sq. km

Mulbagal

40C Max

District Area

1.54 Million
Population
74.33%
Literacy Rate

District Profile - Kolar

Industry profile
textile , 1
Malur Taluk

chemical, 11
engg, 9

Kolar taluk

chemical, 2

Bangarpet Taluk

chemical, 2

engg, 2

engg, 6
others, 112

others, 26

others, 16

No. of factories

There are 194 factories in the district employing about 23000 workers
Kolar has a stone carving cluster in Shivarpatna and a dyeing and printing (silk) cluster in

Kolar
Kolar has in-principle approved SEZ for Free Trade Warehousing Zone coming up in

Mojesiddanahalli village.
The Government of Karnataka proposes a Food Processing Industrial Zone in Kolar

District Profile - Kolar

Small Scale Industries in the region


Job works and Repairs

111

Wood

48

Glass and Ceramics

28

Others

19

Mechanical Engineering

15

Rubber and Plastics

11

Food and Intoxicants

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Paper and Printing

Kolar has 13,848 registered MSME units


accounting for an investment of INR 4962.1
Million

Ferrous and Non Ferrous

Automobiles

Textiles

The MSME sector provides employment to


about 88,489 people

Chemicals

Electrical & Electronics

Leather

5
0

20

40

60

80

100

120

Number of Small Scale units registered under District Industrial Centre


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District Profile - Kolar

Agriculture Profile
Area under cultivation

195, 000 hectares

Agro climatic classification

Eastern Dry Zone

% of Farmers based on land size


semi
medium
11%

medium
4%

large
0%
marginal
61%

small
24%

Major Crops

Ragi, maize, rice and millets

Tur, Horse gram, Avare, Green gram

Groundnut, Sunflower, Castor, Niger,


mustard.

Sugar Cane (cash crop)

large
5%

Farm type based on land size


marginal
24%

medium
18%
semi
medium
25%

small
28%

Major Agriculture crops

Scope

Improving ground water conditions by rain


water harvesting and proper management
of tanks will improve agricultural yield

132084

78693

Developing Kolar into a Food Processing


Industrial Zone will generate alternate rural
employment opportunities

22484

Cereals

9206

pulses

Area under cultivation (in Hectares)

13170

8469

oilseeds
Production (in Tonnes)

District Profile - Kolar

Horticulture profile
Area under cultivation

43% of total
cultivable area

Production in 2008 -09

1,474,813
metric tonnes

Value of yield 2008 - 09

Area (in Hectares)


Flowers
1%

Plantations
11%

Fruit Crops
55%

INR 13855.4
Million

Production (% share)

High Potential Crops

Mango, Banana, Guava, Sapota, Grapes

Marigold, Jasmine, Chrysanthamum, Rose

Coconut, Beetle-wine, Cashew

Opportunities

Flowers
1%

Potato, Tomato, Onion, Beans, Green chillies,


Khol crops, Carrot, Radish and Beetroot

Scope for export oriented cultivation and


processing of fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Scope for investment in export oriented food
processing units supported by the proposed
Government food park and FTWZ

Vegetable
Crops
33%

Plantations
1%

Fruit Crops
38%

Vegetable
Crops
60%

Kolar is ranked as No 1 in productivity and


yield of horticultural crops by the Government

Kolar has a horticulture college to improve


knowledge support to horticultural farmers

Tomato processing unit and Mango resource


center are planned in Kolar District

District Profile - Kolar

Dairy profile
Permanent Pastures (Hectares)

292,900
bovines

No of milch bovine

0.7 Million
litres

Annual Production
Prominent Player

Kolar District Milk


Co - operative

Prominent Breeds

Jersey and Holstein


Friesian

Srinivasapura
25%

Bangarpet
7%
Kolar
27%

Mulbagal
27%

Malur
14%

% of bovine in Kolar based on breed

Average Milk Production (litres/day)


7.65

Buffaloes
17%

Indigenous
31%

5.83

2.39

Cross Breed
52%

State Average

Indegenious

District Average

Cross Breed

District Profile - Kolar

Sericulture Profile
productivity - cocoons per Hectare (Kg/ Ha)

Area under mulberry crop

12,430
hectares

No of sericulturalists

21,276
families

Total Income generated

INR 1603.0
Million

1232

944

979

959

Mulbagal

Srinivasapura

830

Strengths

Cocoon productivity in Kolar is 749 Kg/Ha as


against state average of 601 Kg/Ha

Small farmers with a land holding of 0.4


hectare can generate an annual income of INR
60,000/-

Bangarpet

Kolar

Malur

Value of Silk (INR Million)

659

Kolars earnings from Sericulture is expected to


grow by 28% in 5 years

Opportunities

Emphasis is on shifting from low yield


multivoltine breeds to bivoltine breeds.

Expansion of Mulberry cultivated area and


introduction of varieties like V1 and S36 will
boost production and yield

274

256

249

165

Bangarpet

Kolar

Malur

Mulbagal

Srinivasapura

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District Profile - Kolar

Physical Infrastructure
While power generation is receiving continuous boost from time to time, power transmission is

efficiently managed by Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited.


Kolar has a solar power unit with a capacity of 3 MW in Yelasandra. This is the biggest solar

power unit in India.


POWER
The only seasonal river in the district is Palar which flows across Kolar district.
The ground water level has dropped to alarming proportions that immediate measures are

required to restore water table. This can be done by connecting network of tanks in Palar basin
WATER

Desalting, Contour bunding, check dams are also planned to improve the water table

Kolar has 3539 primary schools, 266 High schools & 73 Pre-university colleges.
In higher education segment, the district has 8 general colleges, 1 medical college, 1 engineering

college, 1 dental college and 9 polytechnics.


The district has 180 libraries.

EDUCATION
Kolar has 61 primary health centres along with 7 Government and 28 private hospitals.
The district has 394 drug shops and 4 blood banks
The district has a health capacity of 2,640 beds including public and private health facilities.

HOSPITAL

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District Profile - Kolar

Public investment in the district


750

INR 2.56 Billion


Investment into the districts
agri-business over the period
of 2007-08 to 2011-12

627.5

589.4

183.1

Capacity Building Projects from GoK / GoI:


Mango Resource Centre at Hogalagere Horticulture Farm in

178.4

100

Srinivasapura of Kolar district


Setting up of a Tomato Processing Unit in Malur under PPP model
Setting up of Multi-Processing and Aspetic Plant at Kolar
Production and Supply of Quality Planting Material of Horticulture

Crops
26.5

Strengthening Agri-Marketing & Agri-Management in Karnataka.


Development of technology transfer mechanisms in the state.

19.8

Establishment of village Knowledge Centre.


Development of research institute on Organic Farming.

Figures in INR Million


Outlay of C-DAP & RKVY outlay for Projects in
Kolar District for selected sectors under Eleventh
Five-Year Period 2007-08 to 2011-12

Revitalization of Agricultural Extension System.


Karnataka Farm Mechanisation Mission.
Comprehensive poultry, piggery & fisheries development programme
Development of e-trading infrastructure for agricultural markets.

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District Profile - Kolar

List of abbreviations and references


C-DAP

Comprehensive District Agricultural Plan

Max

Maximum

engg

Engineering

Min

Minimum

ft

Feet

mm

Millimetre

FTWZ

Free Trade Warehousing Zones

MSL

Mean Sea Level

GoI

Government of India

MSME

Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises

GoK

Government of Karnataka

MW

Mega Watt

INR

Indian Rupee

RKVY

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Kg/Ha

Kilograms/Hectare

SEZ

Special Economic Zone

km

Kilometre

sq. km

Square kilometre

References:
1.

Comprehensive District Agricultural Plan document, GoK

2.

District at a glance GoK document

3.

Department of Industries and Commerce, GoK

4.

Census of India, GoI


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Contact
The Managing Director
Karnataka State Agricultural Produce Processing and Export
Corporation Limited
(A Government of Karnataka Enterprise)
No.17, Richmond Road
Bangalore 560025
INDIA
Phone: +91 80 2227 1194 / 2224 3082
Fax:
+91 80 2227 8974
Email: kappec@dataone.in
Additional Information
http://www.bounteouskarnataka.com

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