Chitradurga

Located  in the heart of the Deccan Plateau at a distance of 202 kms from Bengaluru 

Spread across 6 administrative divisions- Chitradurga, Hiriyur,  Hosadurga, Holalkere, Challakere & Molakalmuru 

Achieved eminence, as a feudatory state of the Vijayanagar Empire, under the dynastic rule of the Nayakas or “Palegars”

Highlights
Fourth largest producer of wind energy
Open cast copper mines at Ingaldhal
Rich in mineral resources – Copper, Quartz, Building stone, Iron ore and Granite

Chitradurga on map of Karnataka

15,627 Crore

Total district GDP (INR)

1.7%

Contribution to state GDDP

80,000

District per capita income (INR)

Demographics

Area: 8,436 sq km

Rivers: Vedavathi

Population: 16.59 lakhs

Population density: 197 persons per sq km

20%

Urbanization

74%

Literacy rate

Social Infrastructure

Technical Education

8

University and Higher Education

29

Primary Health Centres

81

Community Centres

11

Energy

4th Largest Producer of Wind Energy with capacity of 1,472.75 MW. One of the highest wind sites in the country with over 20,000 wind turbines. Best performance in the country by district wind farms recording a capacity factor of 38.5% Proposed 21MW EKWL wind Farm

Textiles and Handloom

Textile Constitutes Second High number of large & Medium Industries in the district and around 12% of SSI units in the district Among the highest investment attracting sectors 3 artisan clusters in Textile Handloom and Printing.

Mining

Rich in resources like iron & Manganese ore, Copper and Green Quartz. Limestone reserves estimated to the tune of 93.05 million tones. Prominent gold mines at Halekal, Kotemardi and Bedimaradi, open cast copper mines at Ingaldhal.

Industrial Profile

Seven industrial estates

One  industrial area

Three  artisan clusters in Textile Handloom and Printing

Prominent gold mines at Halekal, Kotemardi and Bedimaradi

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