About Hadagali Taluk

Hadagali taluk takes its name from its headquaters town. There are several stories in circulation regarding the origin of its name.The full name of the village is Huvina Hadagali.Huvu means flower; Hadaga means boat and Halli means village.Therefore it is a “village of flower boat”.It is believed that when the city of Vijayanagara flourished flowers needed for temples and palace were floated down from Tungabadhra from this place.As if to confirm this even today it can be seen number of old wells and gardens in this place.

The taluk is bounded on the south by the Harpanahalli tauk of Davanagere district, on the north by Mundargi and Sirahatti of Gadag district,on the east by the Hagaribommanahalli taluk and on the west by Haveri and Ranebennur taluks of Haveri district.

The geographical area of the taluk is 948 sq.km. and population is 168118 as per 2001 census.This accounts for 8.29 p.c. of district’s population and its area accounts for 11 p.c.This taluk occupies sixth place both in area and population. It comes under the administrative jurisdiction of Hospet revenue sub-division with 3 R I circles. However Hadagali is one of the two Z P Engineering sub-divisional headquarters in the district.

Cultivation

The normal rainfall is 615.5 mm. The major crops grown are maize, jowar, bajra, sunflower, groundnut and cotton. The net irrigated area constitute only 10366 hec. hec.(15 p.c.).

Details of Irrigated Land Under Different Water Sources in Hadagali Taluk
Sl.No
Particulars
Area (Hectares)
Percent
1
Tunga Badra Project - High Level Canal
-
-
2

Tunga Badra Project - Low Level Canal

-

-

Total Area under Tunga Badra Project
0
0
3
Lift Irrigation
5052
48.73
4
Tanks
1939
18.71
5
Wells/Borewells
3375
32.56
Total area under irrigination
10366
100.00

 

Net Cultivable Area (in Hectares)
Irrigated
Rainfed
Total
10366 (15 p.c)
59557 (85 p.c)
69923 (100 p.c)

Industrialisation

Industrialization is one of the important means of promoting economic development of the country. Hadagali is one of the most backward taluks in respect of industrialization in the district. In this taluk there are 607 industrial units with an investment of Rs. 396.33 lakh. These units provide employment to 2051 persons.

There are 1089 Rural artisans whose activity comprises of Carpentry, Blacksmith, Barbers, Tailoring, Rope making, Pottery, Lather, Cotton weaving and Mat weaving.

Statistics at a Glance

CENSUS OF INDIA - 2001
Results Hadagali taluk vis-à-vis District vis-à-vis State
Subject
Hadagali Taluk
Ballari District
Karnataka State
1991
2001
1991
2001
1991
2001
Number of revenue Villages
54
56
542
524
29193
Number of hoblies
3
3
27
27
745
745
Number of Gram Panchayats
-
26
-
199
-
5689
Corporations
-
-
-
1
218
228
CMC's
-
-
2
1
Town Muncipal Council
-
-
1
1
Town Panchayats
-
1
7
7
ZP Members
-
4
-
32
-
890
TP Members
-
13
-
112
-
3288
GP Memebrs
-
332
-
2586
-
80073
Area in Sq. Km
948
948
8447
8447
191792
191792
Total Population (in lakhs)
1.47
1.68
16.56
20.27
449.77
528.51
Male Population (in lakhs)
0.74
0.85
8.42
40.28
229.52
268.99
Female Population (in lakhs)
0.73
0.83
8.14
9.97
220.25
259.52
Decadal Growth Rate - p.c
27.00
14.29
26.84
22.30
21.12
17.25
Population Density ( per Sq.Km)
158
177
196
240
235
275
Sex Ratio (females per 1000 males)
948
977
966
969
960
964
0-6 Population - p.c
19.76
14.12
19.35
14.87
16.63
12.94
Rural Population (in Percent)
128596 (87.29)
145000 (86.00)
1125746 (67.98)
1320290 (65.13)
31069412 (69.07)
34889033 (66.01)
Urban Population (in Percent)
18713 (12.71)
23000 (14.00)
530254 (32.02)
706850 (34.87)
13907788 (32.93)
17961529 (33.99)
SC Population (in percent)
34288 (23.27)
37618 (23.38)
311252 (18.79)
374218 (18.46)
7369279 (16.38)
8563930 (16.20)
ST Population (in percent)
994 (0.67)
13074 (7.78)
147569 (8.91)
364638 (17.99)
1915691 (4.25)
3463986 (6.55)
Literacy - p.c
38.00
60.43
45.89
58.55
56.04
67.04
Male Literacy - p.c
49.00
71.69
59.11
70.20
67.26
76.29
Female Literacy -p.c
26.00
48.89
32.24
46.58
44.34
57.25

 

Composite Comprehensive Development Index , 2001 - Hadagali Taluk
Sl. No
Subject
Relatively Developed
Backward
More Backward
Most Backward
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 Literacy Rate
-
-
ü
-
2 Percentage of children out school in (6-14) age group
-
-
ü
-
3 Pupil - Teacher Ratio
-
-
ü
-
4 Educational Infrastructure Index
ü
-
-
-
5 Number of students enrolled in Govt. and Aided degree colleges per lakh
ü
-
-
-
6 Number of Hospital beds per 10,000 population
-
-
ü
-
7 Number of doctors per 10,000 population
-
-
ü
-
8 Health Infrastructure Index
-
-
ü
-
9 Drinking water facility
-
ü
-
-
10 Social Infrastructure
-
-
ü
-
Source : Dr.Nanjundappa Committe Report

Infrastructure Stats

Sl.No
Particulars
Unit
Number
Education
1
Lower Primary Schools
Number
75
2
Higher Primary Schools
Number
66
3
High Schools
Number
13
4
P U Colleges
Number
04
5
Moaraji Desai Schools
Number
-
6
Residential Schools
Number
-
7
Benificiaries under Akshara Dashoha
Number
24794
8
Enrolment in schools (6-14) children
Percent
100
9
Engineering Colleges
Number
-
10
Polytechnic Colleges
Number
-
11
Medical Colleges
Number
-
12
Ayurvedic Colleges
Number
-
13
Pharmacy Colleges
Number
-
Note : Dr. Nanjundappa Committe report says Hadagali taluk is one of the more backward taluks as far as infrastructure development related to education sectors is concerned. . This taluk is either more backward or most backward at literacy levels and pupil teacher ratio. Because of various interventions under S S A program the dropout rates have considerably come down in this taluk.
Health
1
Medical Collges Hospitals
Number
-
2
Primary Heath Centres
Number
08
3
Health Sub-Centres
Number
42
4
Primary Health Units
Number
02
5
Govt. Ayurvedic Hospitals
Number
01
6
Govt. Ayurvedic Dispensaries
Number
10
7
Govt. Homeophathy Dispensaries
Number
-
8
Govt. Unany Dispensaries
Number
-
9
Fogging Machines
Number
04
10
Ambulances
Number
04
Note: According to Dr.Nanjundappa’s committee report this taluk in the district is termed as more backward under Health sector. The health conditions status in the taluk/district causing concern.The incidence of Aids,Polio,JE and Dengue fever etc.,the uncommon diseases are prevalent in this district.
Social Welfare
1
Pre-metric hostels for boys
Number
10
2
Pre-metric hostels for boys- strength
Number
865
3
Pre-metric hostels for girls
Number
02
4
Pre-metric hosptels for girls - strength
Number
210
5
Post-metrict hostels for boys
Number
01
6
Post-metric hostels for boys - strength
Number
50
7
Post-metric hostels for girls
Number
-
8
Post-metric hostels for girls - strength
Number
-
9
Ashrama School
Number
01
10
Ashrama School - strength
Number
75
Note: During 2003-04, out of 888 hostel inmates who appeared for SSLC exam. 148 (or 17 p.c.) students have secured first class,175 (or 20 p.c.) second class and 318 (or 36 p.c.) third class.
B C M
1
Pre-metric hostels for boys
Number
04
2
Pre-metric hostels for boys - strength
Number
200
3
Pre-metric hostels for girls
Number
01
4
Pre-metric hostels for girls - strength
Number
50
5
Post-metric hostels for boys
Number
00
6
Post-metric hostels for boys - strength
Number
00
7
Post-metric hostels for girls
Number
01
8
Post-metric hostels for girls - strength
Number
50
9
Ashrama Schools (Boys and Girls)
Number
01
10
Ashrama School - strength
Number
136
11
Morarji Desai Schools (Boys & Girls)
Number
-
12
Morarji Desai Schools - strength
Number
-
13
Tailor Training Centres
Number
-
14
Tailor Training Centres - strength
Number
-
15
GIA Pre-metric hostels - boys - BC
Number
03
16
GIA Hostels - Minorities - strength
Number
75
17
GIA Pre-metric hostels - Girls - Minorities
Number
02
18
GIA Hostels - Minorities - strength
Number
75
Note: During 2003-04, out of 477 hostel inmates who appeared for SSLC exam. 122 (or 26 p.c) students have secured first class, 125 (or 26 p.c), second class and 153 (or 32 p.c) third class.
Women and Child
1
Anganwadi Centres
Number
150
2
Anganwadi centres with own buildings
Number
131
3
Nutrition - benificiaries - (0-6) children
Number
11083
4
Nutrition - benificiaries - pregnant and mothers
Number
1825
5
Shtree Shakthi groups
Number
410
6
Members in Shtree Shalkthi groups
Number
6150
7
Bank linkages provided
No. of groups
209
8
Savings
Rs. lakhs
47.73
Note: The members of Shree Shakthi groups are preferred for assigning responsibilities like cooking jobs under Akshara Dasoha, Tax Collection at Grama Panchayat Level.
Agriculture
1
Cultivators - Male (2001 census)
Number
17510
2
Cultivators - Female (2001 census)
Number
4458
3
Cultivators - Total (2001 census)
Number
21968
4
Agriculture Labourers - Male
Number
13397
5
Agriculture Labourers - Female
Number
16187
6
Agriculture Labourers - Total
Number
29584
Animal Husbandry
1
Veternary Hospitals
Number
02
2
Dispensaries
Number
10
3
Primary Vet. Centres
Number
04
4
Mobile Vet. Dispensaries
Number
01
5
Total Animal population
Number
137091
Fisheries
1
Irrigation tanks
Number
16
2
Fish ponds
Number
05
3
Fishermen
Number
8200
4
Average annual production
M. Tones
352
Forest
1 Area under forest
Hectares
8351
2 Area under forest to Total Area
Percentage
8.80
Roads
1
National Highways
Km
00
2
State Highways
Km
25
3
District Roads
Km
247
4
Other district roads
Km
16
5
Rural Roads
Km
294
6
T D B Roads
Km
100
7
Irrigation Roads
Km
15
Total Length
Km
697
8
Length of Railway line
Km
00
Rural Drinking Water
1
Flouride affected villages
Number
09
2
Borewells
Number
373
3
Mini Water Supply schemes
Number
94
4
Piped Water Supply schemes
Number
55
Note: One third of villages in the district are flouride affected. Alternative proposed are surface water and de-flouride filters
Below Poverty Line (BPL)
1
BPL households as per 1997 Census
Number
12815
2
BPL households as per 1997 Census
percent
44.93

Places of Interest

(a) Hire-Hadagali:

This village which is 17 kms away from Hadagali has famous Chalukyan temples.

(b) Kogali:

Kogali village was once a Jaina centre.One can find Jaina temple here with an image of Teerthankarain in the posture of contemplation.

(c) Kuruvatti:

This village is situated on the bank of Tungabadhra at a distance of 36 kms from Hadagali.Every year during car festival cattle fair is conducted with much fanfare.

(d) Magala:

Magala village which is 25 kms from Hadagali is noted for Chalukyan temple dedicated to Venugopalaswamy.

(e) Mylara:

This village is situated at a distance of 33 kms. from Hadagali and 2 kms. from Tungabadhra river.The temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Mailara.Mailara means defeater of Malla.Mylara Jathra is very popular in and around Hadagali taluk.This annual festival attract a large number of devotees from all over the state.