About Kudligi Taluk

Kudligi taluk takes its name from its headquaters town which is at a distance of 80 kms. from Ballari city.

The taluk is bounded on the north by the HB Halli and Sandur taluks,on the south by Jagalur taluk of Davanagere district and Molakalmuru taluk of Chitradurga district,on the east by the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh and on the west by Harpanahalli taluk of Davanagere district.

Kudligi taluk is the second largest in area and third largest in population among seven taluks.The geographical area of the taluk is 1602 sq.km. and population is 272183 as per 2001 census.This accounts for 13 p.c. of district’s population and its area accounts for 19 p.c. Kudligi taluk comes under the jurisdiction of Hospet revenue sub-division with 4 R I circles.

Cultivation

The normal rainfall is 628.3 mm. The major crops grown are maize, jowar, bajra, groundnut, sunflower and cotton. The net irrigated area constitute only 14698 hec. (19 p.c.).

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

-

-

Total Tunga Badra Project
-
-
3
Lift Irrigation
-
-
4
Tanks
6905
47.00
5
Wells/Borewells
7793
53.00
Total area under irrigination
14698
100.00

 

Net Cultivable Area (in Hectares)
Irrigated
Rainfed
Total
14698 (19 p.c)
64597 (81 p.c)
79295 (100 p.c)

Industrialisation

Industrialization is one of the important means of promoting economic development of the country. Kudligi is industrially a backward taluk in the district. In this taluk there are 778 industrial units with an investment of Rs. 525.48 lakh. These units provide employment to 2746 persons.

There are 3012 Rural artisans whose activity comprises of Carpentry, Blacksmith, Lather, Goldsmith, Rope making, Pottery, Cotton weaving, Silk weaving, Mat weaving and Mirror embroidery.

Statistics at a Glance

CENSUS OF INDIA - 2001
Results Kudligi taluk vis-à-vis District vis-à-vis State
Subject
Kudligi Taluk
Ballari District
Karnataka State
1991
2001
1991
2001
1991
2001
Number of revenue Villages
84
91
542
546
29193
Number of hoblies
4
4
27
27
745
745
Number of Gram Panchayats
-
36
-
199
-
6021
Corporations
-
-
-
1
218
228
CMC's
-
-
2
1
Town Muncipal Council
-
-
1
1
Town Panchayats
-
2
7
7
ZP Members
-
6
-
32
-
890
TP Members
-
23
-
112
-
3288
GP Memebrs
-
587
-
2586
-
80073
Area in Sq. Km
1602
1602
8447
8447
191792
191792
Total Population (in lakhs)
2.19
2.72
16.56
20.27
449.77
528.51
Male Population (in lakhs)
1.12
1.39
8.42
40.28
229.52
268.99
Female Population (in lakhs)
1.07
1.33
8.14
9.97
220.25
259.52
Decadal Growth Rate - p.c
32.00
24.20
26.84
22.30
21.12
17.25
Population Density ( per Sq.Km)
137
170
196
240
235
275
Sex Ratio (females per 1000 males)
955
957
966
969
960
964
0-6 Population - p.c
20.32
15.46
19.35
14.06
16.63
12.94
Rural Population (in Percent)
200306 (91.26)
227633 (83.63)
1125746 (67.98)
1320290 (65.13)
31069412 (69.07)
34889033 (66.01)
Urban Population (in Percent)
19174 (08.74)
44550 (16.37)
530254 (32.02)
706850 (34.87)
13907788 (32.93)
17961529 (33.99)
SC Population (in percent)
44049 (20.06)
52212 (19.18)
311252 (18.79)
374218 (18.46)
7369279 (16.38)
8563930 (16.20)
ST Population (in percent)
53669 (24.45)
73650 (27.06)
147569 (8.91)
364638 (17.99)
1915691 (4.25)
3463986 (6.55)
Literacy - p.c
36.00
59.50
45.89
58.55
56.04
67.04
Male Literacy - p.c
48.00
72.10
59.11
70.20
67.26
76.29
Female Literacy -p.c
25.00
46.40
32.24
46.58
44.34
57.25

 

Composite Comprehensive Development Index , 2001 - Kudligi 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 Committee Report

Infrastructure Stats

Sl.No
Particulars
Unit
Number
Education
1
Lower Primary Schools
Number
117
2
Higher Primary Schools
Number
153
3
High Schools
Number
16
4
P U Colleges
Number
01
5
Moaraji Desai Schools
Number
00
6
Residential Schools
Number
00
7
Benificiaries under Akshara Dashoha
Number
46291
8
Enrolment in schools (6-14) children
Percent
99
9
Engineering Colleges
Number
00
10
Polytechnic Colleges
Number
00
11
Medical Colleges
Number
00
12
Ayurvedic Colleges
Number
00
13
Pharmacy Colleges
Number
00
Note: Dr.Nanjundappa Committee report says Kudligi taluk is a developed taluk as far as infrastructure development related to Education sector is concerned. However 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
00
2
Primary Heath Centres
Number
08
3
Health Sub-Centres
Number
57
4
Primary Health Units
Number
01
5
Govt. Ayurvedic Hospitals
Number
00
6
Govt. Ayurvedic Dispensaries
Number
05
7
Govt. Homeophathy Dispensaries
Number
00
8
Govt. Unany Dispensaries
Number
00
9
Fogging Machines
Number
04
10
Ambulances
Number
04
Note: According to Dr.Nanjundappa’s committee report this is the taluk which is termed as most backward in the district as far as infrastucture development is concerned. However the health conditions status in the taluk/district causing concern.The incidence of Aids,Polio,JE and Dengue fever etc.,the most uncommon diseses are prevalent in this district.
Social Welfare
1
Pre-metric hostels for boys
Number
06
2
Pre-metric hostels for boys- strength
Number
545
3
Pre-metric hostels for girls
Number
03
4
Pre-metric hosptels for girls - strength
Number
150
5
Post-metrict hostels for boys
Number
00
6
Post-metric hostels for boys - strength
Number
00
7
Post-metric hostels for girls
Number
00
8
Post-metric hostels for girls - strength
Number
00
9
Residetial Schools
Number
01
10
Residential Schools - strength
Number
75
B C M
1
Pre-metric hostels for boys
Number
07
2
Pre-metric hostels for boys - strength
Number
320
3
Pre-metric hostels for girls
Number
02
4
Pre-metric hostels for girls - strength
Number
100
5
Post-metric hostels for boys
Number
01
6
Post-metric hostels for boys - strength
Number
75
7
Post-metric hostels for girls
Number
00
8
Post-metric hostels for girls - strength
Number
00
9
Ashrama Schools (Boys and Girls)
Number
02
10
Ashrama School - strength
Number
100
11
Morarji Desai Schools (Boys & Girls)
Number
00
12
Morarji Desai Schools - strength
Number
00
13
Tailor Training Centres
Number
00
14
Tailor Training Centres - strength
Number
00
15
GIA Pre-metric hostels - boys - BC
Number
03
16
GIA Boys Hostels - BC- 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
259
2
Anganwadi centres with own buildings
Number
169
3
Nutrition - benificiaries - (0-6) children
Number
13290
4
Nutrition - benificiaries - pregnant and mothers
Number
3660
5
Shtree Shakthi groups
Number
512
6
Members in Shtree Shalkthi groups
Number
7650
7
Bank linkages provided
No. of groups
238
8
Savings
Rs. lakhs
147.41
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
38334
2
Cultivators - Female (2001 census)
Number
17513
3
Cultivators - Total (2001 census)
Number
55847
4
Agriculture Labourers - Male
Number
12299
5
Agriculture Labourers - Female
Number
20519
6
Agriculture Labourers - Total
Number
32818
Animal Husbandry
1
Veternary Hospitals
Number
01
2
Dispensaries
Number
11
3
Primary Vet. Centres
Number
04
4
Mobile Vet. Dispensaries
Number
01
5
Total Animal population
Number
311714
Fisheries
1
Irrigation tanks
Number
78
2
Fish ponds
Number
09
3
Fishermen
Number
4420
4
Average annual production
M. Tones
1115
Forest
1 Area under forest
Hectares
57150
2 Area under forest to Total Area
Percentage
36
Roads
1
National Highways
Km
52
2
State Highways
Km
71
3
District Roads
Km
264
4
Other district roads
Km
22
5
Rural Roads
Km
298
6
T D B Roads
Km
599
7
Irrigation Roads
Km
-
Total Length
Km
1306
8
Length of Railway line
Km
-
Rural Drinking Water
1
Flouride affected villages
Number
123
2
Borewells
Number
725
3
Mini Water Supply schemes
Number
270
4
Piped Water Supply schemes
Number
95
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
17678
2
BPL households as per 1997 Census
percent
45.88

Places of Interest

(a) Amaradevaragudda:

There is a huge banyan tree in this village which spreads an area of 1.71 acres.It is 3 kms from Kudligi town.

(b) Chikkajogihalli:

A small tiny backward village has been transformed into a model village by one Sri.K.Venkataswamy, a businessman. With the cooperation of villagers the village is now equipped with modern facilities like hospital, veterinary hospital, Kinderngarten school, Primary, Secondary and high school, post and telegraph office, Co-operative societies and many other institutions which genrally not found in other vilages.

(c) Gudekote:

Gudekote is a revenue circle at a distance of 28 kms east of Kudligi. There is fort on the top of a hill.This is built with enormous sized blocks.At a distance of 3 kms from this place, one Sarvodayagrama is organised in about 100 acres under the guidance of Sri.M.Vasudevecharya, a sarvodaya worker. The lands were donated in 1961 under Bhoodan Movement.

(d) Gunasagara:

The temple of Gopalakrishna in this village is quite famous for its workmanship.

(e) Kottur:

This town is named after the great saint Kottura swamy who lived here. He is worshipped near his samadhi and also at a temple which is in the middle of the town. It is 19 kms from Kudligi town.

(f) Nibalagere:

Noted for the manufacture of woolen blankets.

(g) Ujjini:

This village is 21 kms from Kudligi town. There is one important religious institution in this village viz.,Ujjayini Saddharma Peetha. Matha runs a sanskrit school.