Kolar District, which is also referred to as “Land of Gold” and “Land of Silk”, is unique in its identity. Word famous Bharata Rathna Sir M. Vishveswaraiah, Masti Venktesha Iyengar and D.V.Gundappa are the dignitaries presented by the district to our State Karnataka. Many Visiting palaces such as Nandi Hills, Koti Lingeshwara, Kaiwara, Vidurshwatha, Cikka Thirupathi, Kurudumale, Antharagange falls etc., have added to the popularity of the district. Though there are no irrigation sources such as perennial rivers and reservoirs in the district, farmers are able to grow most of food grains and vegetables just with the help of borewell water and rainwater. It has also made a record in silk production and famous as highest silk producing district in the state, by producing more than 7 lakhs liters of Milk perday, popular as 2nd highest milk producing district in the state. Thus, its contribution in making India as World’s highest milk producing country is memorable one.

BACKGROUND

Dairy development activity in the district was initiated during the year 1975 under IDA assistance as a part of Bangalore Milk Union Limited (BAMUL). Subsequently, the district was bifurcated from an operational area of BAMUL to form a separate Milk Union with effect from 01.04.1987. Animal Husbandry is the most preferred allied activity in the district, which contributes substantially to the total income of the district and dairy farming forms the major activity in this sector.

   
 

How to reach Kolar
Kolar is well connected by rail and road with almost all the important towns and cities in the State. The nearest airport is at Bangalore.