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Hampi is also called "The City of Ruins". The Vijayanagara ruins are listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Iron Ore Exports
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Bellary takes its name from the word Balari which refers to goddess Durugamma as this goddess had manifested herself in the town. Some of the events in the great epic Ramayana are related to this historical place. It is said that Rama while searching for Sita met Sugreeva and Hanuman at a place near Hampi, the celebrated capital of the Vijayanagara empire. The history speaks volumes about significant role it acquired during Satavahanas, Kadambas, Chalukyas of Kalyana, Kalachuryas, Sevunas, and Hoysalas' period. The Vijayanagara rulers built the "City of Victory" on the bank of Tungabhadra River at Hampi in Hospet Taluk. This area which had witnessed the prosperity to its peak fell into political turmoil after the defeat of Vijayanagara in 1565 by the Deccan sultanates. Go now!
The History of the Garment industry in Bellary dates back to the First World War period. The “Darji” (tailor) community with its native skills in tailoring migrated from Maharashtra to stitch uniforms for the soldiers who were stationed at Bellary. After the war, they started tailoring uniforms for school children and gradually, the uniforms made here became famous all over the country for their perfection. With the changes in fashion and dressing culture, especially of Indian men, there was an increase in demand for trousers (mainly Jeans) during the early 70’s.
However, the industry took a noticeable growth only during the last two decades. Sensitizing the availability of skilled labour and the demand for the product, a few entrepreneurs mainly from Rajasthan started some trading activity by outsourcing the production from Bellary. On seeing the progress made by these people, their friends, neighbors, relatives and other known people also came to Bellary and invested in the same business activity. This ultimately brought the activities of the cluster to a noticeable platform. At present, it is estimated that this industry provides direct and indirect employment for 10, 000 people. More...