India census, Heggadadevanakote had a population of 12,043. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Heggadadevanakote has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 60%. In Heggadadevanakote, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
H D Kote has four reservoirs viz., the Kabini, Nugu, Hebbala and Taraka reservoirs. Ironically however, the agriculture in this taluk is rain-fed mainly because the government has failed to harness the capacity of the four reservoirs. Also, barring the Kabini reservoir, the other three reservoirs are always dry. As a result, farmers who could otherwise raise three crops are able to hardly raise one and are perennially in debt. This is also one of the main reason for the economic backwardness of the taluk and distress migration to cities is common.
Taraka Lift Irrigation Project
The Taraka Lift Irrigation Project was envisaged with a view to alleviating the miseries of the farmers of this taluk. This project entails pumping water six kilometres from the Kabini reservoir into the Taraka reservoir which was completed in 1983. The Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited is in charge of this project and claims that 80% of the project... Read More