(Last Updated on : 03-02-2009)
The continent of India is full with towns and cities. The state of Karnataka too is not an exception. Amongst several towns, Kudligi deserves special mentioning. Kudligi is the name of a panchayat town that is rightly situated in the district of Bellary. To be specific, it lies approximately between 14.9° N and 76.38° E and rises to an approximate height of 596 metres or 1955 feet above the mean sea level.
For identifying any town, minimum knowledge about its demographical scenario is a must. Keeping pace with this trend, quite a handful of demographers of India have conducted several surveys over the years. This has ultimately resulted in accumulation of several data about the Kudligi town. Especially, a mention may be done of the census report of India that has been issued forth in the year 2001.
In fact the experts have regarded it as one of the vital documents that have thrown light on the Kudligi town's demography. This report has highlighted certain data like population status, literacy situation etc. In this way, the total population of Kudligi has showed a measurement of 21,855. In this counting of population of Kudligi , males ,females as well as children are being incorporated. It has been seen that female populace in Kudligi is less than that of the males.
To be specific, population of males in Kudligi constitutes of 51percent while that of females constitutes of 49 percent. In Kudligi town children below six years of age occupies 15 percent of the total population.
Literacy rate, another important data related to Kudligi town , too can be acquired from this Census report of India. It is to be noted that the average literacy rate of Kudligi is lower than that of the entire nation, which has been enumerated to be 59.5 percent. The average literacy rate of Kudligi town is 54 percent. Moreover, one can even identify the condition of male and female literacy on an individual basis, from this report. Thus the rate of male literacy comprises of 46 percent, while the rate of male literacy is as high as 62 percent.
As far as the occupation of people of the district is concerned, majority of the residents have taken up the profession of agriculture. As per the opinion of experts, percentage of of 'labor force' which have developed dependence on this occupation for meeting their daily sustenance constitutes of near about 75 percent. Cotton, jowar, groundnut, paddy, sunflower, cereals are the chief crops that are produced in this district. Also the richness of the district with metallic and non- metallic minerals has accelerated the process of growth of several industries here. Dur to the integrity with the Bellary district, it is obvious that the Kudligi town too acquires the characteristics of the district as well.