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Largest software exporter.

KARNATAKA

Karnataka, the south Indian state, is a recipient of one of the highest FDI’s in the country. The capital of Karnataka is Bangalore which is famously known as the Silicon Valley of India, being the country’s IT hub.

Home to India’s largest bio cluster, Karnataka has a prominent Indian biotechnology industry. 

Key upcoming projects

- IT Investment Region (ITIR) of area 4,258 ha, near international airport, expected to bring in USD 20 bn and create 1.2 mn direct and 2.8 mn indirect jobs

- Mega Textile Zone in 405 ha of land in Yadgir district

- Machines Tool Park in more than 120 ha of land in Tumkur district

- Development of Tadadi port and two other greenfield ports at Belekeri and Pavankurve

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Bengaluru, Mangalore, Belagavi, Shimoga, Hubli-Dharwad, Tumkur and Davangere are the cities identified in Karnataka

Highlights

  • 1
    Largest software exporter in India
  • 2
    Largest producer of gold in India
  • 3
    Largest producer of coffee in India

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Textile

Textile

Karnataka has 35% of India's raw silk production and 11% of India's wool production, making it the 'Garment capital of the country'. The state has skilled manpower of 55,000 weaver families with handlooms

 

Heavy engineering and machine tools

Heavy engineering and machine tools

The Capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru contributes to about 60% of the country’s machine tools in terms of value, which is estimated at USD 332 million.

 

Automobile and Auto Components

Automobile and Auto Components

Karnataka is the fourth largest state in automotive production, contributing 8.5% to the national output. The automobile output has doubled in the last 4 years, registering a 36.5

Information Technology

Information Technology

Karnataka, being the largest software exporter from India, is home to 3500 IT/ITeS companies including 750 MNCs providing 1 million direct and 3 million indirect jobs in the state.

 

Agri and food processing

Agri and food processing

The state has ten agro-climatic zones with 6 types of soil, making it conducive to grow a large variety of crops. There are 7 food parks, a spice park and a seafood park established in the state along with the upcoming rice technology park.

 

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Karnataka accounts for 60% of total biotech companies, which is highest in India and, therefore, is a popular destination for biotech start ups.

 

Electronic system design and manufacturing

Electronic system design and manufacturing

Karnataka contributed 10% of the country’s electronic industrial output and is home to 70% of India’s chip designers making it the second largest chip design hub of India.

 

Aerospace and Defence

Aerospace and Defence

The state attracts 65% of the aerospace investments in the country. The state government has established a 405 ha aerospace park with a 102 ha special aerospace SEZ at Devanahalli near Bengaluru international airport.