DISTRICT DIARY

DISTRICT DIARY


Bellary, the mining capital

Bellary district is situated on the eastern side of Karnataka state. The district has almost become a synonym for mining. That the district is rich in natural resources, would be an understatement.

This district is endowed with rich mineral resources. It has both metallic and non-metallic minerals. The minerals include iron ore, manganese ore, redoxide, gold, copper and lead.
The non-metallic minerals include andalusite, asbestos, corundum, clay, dolomite, limestone, limekankan, moulding sand, quartz, soap stone, granite and red ochre.

The metallic minerals are abundant in three taluks, Sandur, Hospet and Bellary in the order of mining activity intensity. Bellary, the district headquarters is 353 km from Bangalore and 74 km from Bellary is Hampi, known for the ruins of Vijayanagara. The main source of irrigation is the Tungabhadra Dam, which is also an oft-visited tourist spot

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