A conceptual study of major physiographical domains of Karnataka
Author(s):
Dr. M. B. Shivanna
Keywords:
Economic, Land use pattern, Agricultural profile, Demography, Industries.
Abstract
The etymology of ‘Geography’ states that it is derived from two Greek words, namely ‘ge’ meaning ‘earth’ and the other one is ‘Graphia’ meaning ‘writing’. Therefore Geography literally means studying about the earth. This paper tries to study different physical and geographical aspects of Karnataka state. Out of 28 states in India, Karnataka holds a unique distinction. It is the eighth largest state in the country in terms of geographical area and has pre-dominant position in the field of Information Technology (IT), Bio-technology (BT) and Nano Technology. Karnataka is home to over 3500 IT companies, contributing to over Rs. 2.20 lakh Crores of exports, giving direct employment to over 10 lakh professionals and creating over 30 lakh indirect jobs. The industry contributes to over 25% of the State’s GDP. The share of Karnataka in Information Technology exports is nearly 38% of the country's exports. It is has made it ‘The Silicon State of India’. Karnataka’s language ‘Kannada’ has over 2000 years of literature and culture which is equally old. It is considered to be ‘Melting Pot’ of many cultures and languages from across the globe. At present, the state has10 city corporations, 41 City Municipal Councils (CMC’s), 68 town municipal councils, 94 town panchayats, 30 Zilla Panchayats, 176 Taluk Panchayats, 747 hoblies and 6018 Gram Panchayats. The state has 59,532 rural habitations, including 27,397 inhabited revenue villages and 1,943 uninhabited villages. According to 2011 census, about 62% of the total population of 611 lakh lives in rural habitats. Having a birds-eye-view of different aspects of the state, such as, demographic, economic, geographical and agricultural profile of the state, Land use pattern of the state and industrial profile of the state is the main objective of this paper.
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Unique Paper ID: 150405

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5

Page(s): 192 - 196
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