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General Information

General Information about the District

Tumakuru district is a key district in the state of Karnataka and is situated about 70kms to the North-West of Bangalore. Tumakuru district is bounded by Mandya District to wards South, towards West and Northeast is Chitradurga , Hassan and Chikmagalur , towards Southeast is Ananthapur District of Andra Pradesh.

The district occupies an area of 10,598 km² and had a population of 2,584,711, of which 19.62% were urban as of 2001. The district is known for the production of Coconut, is called as ‘Kalpataru Nadu’. The average annual rainfall in the district IS 687.9 mm.

Tumakuru consists of 10 taluks namely Chikkanayakanahalli, Sira, Tiptur, Tumakuru, Turuvekere, Kunigal, Gubbi, Madhugiri, Koratagere and Pavagada.

It consists chiefly of elevated land intersected by river valleys. A range of hills rising to nearly 4,000 feet (1,200 m) crosses it from north to south, forming the watershed between the systems of the Krishna and the Kaveri. The principal streams are the Jayamangala and the Shimsha. The mineral wealth of Tumakuru is considerable; iron is obtained in large quantities from the hillsides; and excellent building-stone is quarried.

Economy & Industrial Profile:
  • Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in this district. Paddy, Ragi and Maize Cereals & Minor millets, Pulses and Groundnut are important crops.
Focus Sectors
  • Food Processing ƒ
  • Information Technology & Biotechnology
  • Steel and Cement (Mines)
  • Textilesƒ
  • Aerospace
  • Granite stone cutting and Polishing
  • Coir Productsƒ
  • Machinery Components
  • Mining

Industries
There are 29 Large and Medium industries in the district with an investment of Rs 6193.28 crore
  • There are 342 factories in district

Education
There are 6 engineering colleges, 2 Medical colleges, 15 ITI’s, 6 Polytechnics and 55 Degree Colleges
Tourism
  • Devarayana Durga: a hill station about 15 km from which also known as DD hills , Small hill in the midst of the forest. This place is famous for temples and interesting rock formations.
  • Siddaganga: Siddaganga is famous for Siddaganga Mutt, which is a line of hope for poor and orphan children as this mutt is providing Education with free Hostel facility. Siddaganga Mutt hosts chain of educational institutions rite from formal Education to degree and also professional courses like Medical and Engineering is being provided. Dr. Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamiji, is head of Sree Siddaganga Mutt.
  • Goravanahalli: about 30 Km from Tumakuru in Koratagere taluk there is a famous Shri Maha Lakshmi temple whose idol is said to be self originated, there will be special worship which will be performed on fridays.
  • Yediyur: Its about 90 km from Bangalore, there is a famous Shri Siddalingeshwara temple.
  • Shivaganga: 60 kms from Bangalore. There are temples dedicated to Gangadhara and Honnadevi. There is a fresh water spring called Pathala Ganga.


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