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Hukkeri is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 16°14′N 74°36′E / 16.23°N 74.6°E / 16.23; 74.6Coordinates: 16°14′N 74°36′E / 16.23°N 74.6°E / 16.23; 74.6
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Belgaum
Elevation 631 m (2,070 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,010
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Hukkeri is a panchayat town and taluka in Belgaum district in the Indian state of Karnataka.[1]


Hukkeri is located at 16°14′N 74°36′E / 16.23°N 74.6°E / 16.23; 74.6.[2]

It is 50 km from Belgaum on north direction. About the Transportation – Nearest Airport – Belgaum 50 km. Nearest Railway stations – Belgaum 50 km, Ghat prabha – 18 km River – Hiranyakesi, Near Factories – Hira Sugar Factory,Sangam Sugar Factory, Vishwanath Sugar Factory, Nearby picknic spots – Gokak falls, Hidkal Dam, Gudachana malaki falls, Schools and Colleges – Hukkeri has good schools in different medium like Kannada, Urdu, and English. It has Arts, Commerce, Science. It has nearby Engineering and Diploma colleges in Nidasoshi.

Hukkeri is a name which is derived from two words 'hoovina' + 'kere' means it was a place where plenty of flowers were grown and were supplied to Adilshah of Bijapur.

There are 3 GolGumbaz's are located at middle of the town Hukkeri. One is used as PWD IB and other 2 are just left. You can visit them any time. Agriculture is the major occupation. Major crops are cotton, ground nut, sugar cane and maize. For higher education most of the students study Social Work. Notable temples include Shree Prabhudevar, Shree Mallikarjun, Shree Lakshmidevi, Shree Siddharood, Shree Brahmadevar, Shree Duradundeshwar, Shree Hanuman and Shree Veerabhadreswar.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Hukeri had a population of 19,906. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hukeri has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 55%. In Hukeri, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Hidkal Dam Near Hukkeri
Hidkal Dam Near Hukkeri

Villages comes under Hukkeri Taluk[edit]

  • Shindhihatti
  • Hidkal Dam
  • Pachhapur
  • U Khanapur
  • Bastawada
  • Gotur
  • Madihalli
  • Bellad Bagewadi
  • Sultanpur
  • Badakundri
  • Hanchinal
  • Hebbal
  • Kurani
  • Beniwad
  • Kuraniwadi
  • Yalimunnoli
  • Hulloli
  • Hitani
  • Sankeshwar
  • Nidasoshi
  • Managutti
  • Honnihalli
  • Kamatnur

The Hukkeri Rural Electric Co-operative Society Ltd(HRECS)[edit]

The Hukkeri Rural Electric Co-Operative Society Ltd is the First Rural Electric Co-operative Society to be registered in India. Hukkeri Society is one of the last surviving epitomes of the co-operative movement in India. It is one of the most efficient regimes in the Country. The Society is daring all odds as amidst 74% IP set consumption, the highest ever for any distribution areas in the state, without receiving any subsidy from the Government. Whole of Hukkeri Taluk and some villages of Belgaum, Gokak and Chikkodi taluks are serviced by Hukkeri Rural Electricity Co-operative Society. HRECS covers an area of 30.00 sq km, with a population of over 4Lacs. The organization has five zones which are called as

  • Hukkeri(East)
  • Hukkeri(West)
  • Sankeshwar
  • Yamkanmrdi
  • Hidkal Dam

Hukkeri Society is the only Rural Electric Cooperative Society in the state of Karnataka serving about 83,000 consumers in Hukkeri, Taluka,Sutagatti and Maranahole villages of Belgaum taluk, Kamatyanatti of Chikkodi taluk and water supply works of Mallapur village in Gokak taluk. The organization was formed as a co-operative society under the Karnataka Co-operative Societies Act, 1959 as one of the five pilot Rural Electric Co-operative Societies (RECS) established on 21-07-1969 through Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), New Delhi, as per the decision of Government of India and based on sponsorship from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), of the United States of America. Initially, the Government of Karnataka (GoK) granted the license for distribution of electricity to the Society on 12-10-1970. Since then, the Society is engaged in the distribution of electricity to Hukkeri Taluk. Thereafter, Karnataka Electric Regulatory Commission (KERC) was constituted under the Karnataka Electricity Reforms Act, 1999. The Society was granted the license initially for a period of five years, in October, 2001 thereafter, KERC, by its order No L/1/06 dated 14th November, 2006 for a period of twenty five (25) years from 19th october, 2006


  1. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: Village Panchayat Names of Hukeri, Belgaum, Karnataka". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Hukkeri
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.