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Belekeri is located in Karnataka
Belekeri is located in India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°42′00″N 74°16′01″E / 14.7°N 74.267°E / 14.7; 74.267Coordinates: 14°42′00″N 74°16′01″E / 14.7°N 74.267°E / 14.7; 74.267
Country  India
State Karnataka
 • Body Gram panchayat
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-KA

Belekeri is a village in Ankola, Karnataka, India, and is known for its fish. It is approximately 6 km from Ankola. Its industrial port is used for shipping iron ore and manganese to various destinations, including China.[citation needed]The port came to a wide media attention due to the Belekeri port scam.[1][2]


Historically, the port was used by the British. The village has ancient historical significance as it houses an inscription which is more than 500 years old.[3] It has Jainabeera temple, which is of a great significance to the villagers.

Belekeri Port[edit]

The port is suitable for moderate weathers.If proper improvements are brought about, it can greatly increase its capacity.[4] Government of Karnataka has planned to improve it under Public-Private partnership.[5] Justice Santosh Hegde, the then Lokayukta of Karnataka, is also reported to have expressed his concerns over the illegal activities.[6]

Environmental issues[edit]

The export activity caused sufferings to over 3500 people.[7] Fishermen have also expressed concerns over damages to their fishing activities.[8] But, pressures to start the mining and ore-exporting are on the rise in Karnataka.


Grassy lawns are a common sight.The sunsets are pleasing to the eyes.The place also has hills around.The beach is not far away from other tourist attractions like Gokarna.[9] The nearest railway station to Belekeri is the Ankola railway station, which is about 11 km away.


  1. ^ "CBI chargesheets Karnataka MLA and 17 others in Belekeri ore scam | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Belekeri mining case: Trouble for Adani?". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  3. ^ "Explore Belekeri Beach::HikeEZee". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Belekeri | Karnataka Ports". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  5. ^ "5 ports in Karnataka will be developed under PPP mode: Minister of ports - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  6. ^ "Belekeri port was anchor point for irregularities". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  7. ^ "Another side of Belekeri port". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  8. ^ "Karnataka bans export of iron ore to check illegal mining". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  9. ^ "Explore Belekeri Beach::HikeEZee". Retrieved 2015-11-22.