Ballari is an agrarian economy

Situated on the eastern side of the state

Divided into 7 administrative divisions- Ballari, Siruguppa, Hospet, Kudligi, Sandur, Hadagali and Hagaribommanahalli

Rice and Puffed rice form some of the major industrial clusters

Rich in mineral resources like iron ore, manganese ore, red oxide and ferrous oxide, quartz, granite

Presence of brands like Point Blank, Walker, Dragonfly and Podium are there in the district

The Bellary Thermal Power Station is the 2nd largest thermal plant in Karnataka

13 mega industries
Steel city of south India
Jeans capital of India

Ballari on map of Karnataka

32,180 Crores

Total district GDP (INR)


Contribution to state GDDP


District per capita income (INR)


Area: 8,461 sq km

Rivers: Tungabhadra, Hagari and Chikkahagari

Population: 24.52 lakhs

Population density: 300 persons per sq km


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Social Infrastructure

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Famous for jeans and readymade garments with 500 stitching units Proposed Greenfield Textile Parks- Cluster parks, mega projects by GoK Large number of SSI units engaged in handloom and readymade garments sector Presence of brands like Point Blank, Walker, Dragonfly, and Podium, thereby naming the district as ‘Jeans Capital of India


Large exploitable iron ore deposits estimated at 1,032.4 million tonnes Large exploitable manganese ore to the tune of 18.81 million tonnes Presence of large players such as JVSL, BSAL, NKSL, Jindal Praxair Ltd. Sathavahana Ispat Ltd.- First pig iron steel plant set up in the region, followed by Kirloskar

Automobiles and Auto Ancillaries

Large resources in in steel mines and iron ore reserves Large number of SSI units engaged in mechanical based production creating a large pool of trained manpower

Industrial Profile

Five  industrial estates

Seven  industrial areas

Mirror embroidery and other handwork industries in Hospet

Rice mills cluster in Siraguppa

Presence of  Steel  Ancillary  Park

Large scale investments by Arcelor Mittal and NMDC

Sunrise Sectors


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