Industries in Bijapur
Even though Bijapur is a place suitable to house most of the industrial fields in the country, the major industries operating in the district of Bijapur in Karnataka are cement and sugar production industry. Food processing industry and textile industry are also strong in this area. State government of Karnataka supports every kind of industrial developments in Bijapur. The efforts of the local administration of Bijapur district also deserve appreciation in maintaining a good graph of small scale industry growth in the district every year. Some of the major industries in Bijapur are mentioned below:
Small Scale Industries in BijapurSmall scale industries are the major factor deciding the industrial future and development of the Bijapur district. Small scale industries in Bijapur like food processing and sugar production are said to be the backbone of Bijapur’s economy. Good encouragements from the state government and local administration available to the small scale industries in the region attract a large no. of newcomers to the sector every year. There are only three large scale industries operating in Bijapur district while the no. of small scale industries in the district is calculated to be 9345. The aggregate investment in the field of small scale industries of Bijapur exceeds the amount INR 180 crores and the sector offers employment to 45587 people in Bijapur.
Agriculture and Food processing Industry in BijapurAgriculture and food processing industry can be considered as one the prominent industries in the Bijapur locality and this sector predicted to have much more developments in the coming years. These industries are the biggest employment providers to the people of Bijapur. The rich production of agricultural products and wide agricultural lands in Bijapur are the factors catalyzing the growth of food processing industry in this district. The industry of food processing could reduce the rate of unemployment in the past years and constitute the major part of the small scale industry of Bijapur, which is considered as the back bone of Bijapur’s economy.
The food processing and production of beverages in Bijapur constitute 35% of the total small and medium scale industries in the district. Wineries in Bijapur are a major part of the Bijapur food processing industry. A perfect climate condition for the cultivation wine grapes is available in Bijapur throughout the year. Some popular names in the field of wine production in Bijapur are Hampi Heritage Winery, Reco Winery, and Nisarga Winery. The wine board of the Karnataka government has plans to create a wine park in Bijapur the place contributes a good part to the total wine production in the state.
Cement Production Industry in BijapurThe district of Bijapur in north Karnataka is famous for the production of cement. Cement is one of the essential raw materials for the construction works and its demand is increasing every year. Some good cement producing companies in Karnataka are operating in Bijapur district. The industry provides employment to a large no. of people and enhances the economy of Bijapur district. The cement producing factories in Bijapur ensures enough production of cement to meet the infrastructural development requirements in the state and play a good role in the economical progression of the nation.
Sugar Production Industry in BijapurBijapur is one of the leading producers of sugar in Karnataka. There is numerous sugar production factories operates in Bijapur. The cement production industry suits well to the conditions in Bijapur. Sugar canes, the major raw material required for the production of sugar is available in Bijapur. Sugar canes are cultivated widely in the farms of Bijapur and use here itself for the production of sugar. So the sugar production industry in Bijapur provides market to the farmers producing sugar cane and offer employment to numerous people in the locality.
Textile Industry in BijapurTextile industry is another important employment provider in Bijapur. Some of the prominent textile production groups in north Karnataka own textile production units in Bijapur. Availability of raw materials and employers make Bijapur a good location for the textile industry.
Some of the major upcoming industrial establishments in Bijapur in the near future
- Etco Denim Pvt. Ltd
- Jamkhandi Sugars Ltd.
- K.P.R Sugars Pvt. Ltd.
- Manali Sugars Ltd.
- Sri Basaveshwar Sugars