Heggadadevana kote

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Heggadadevana kote
H.D Kote
Mysore road from H.D.Kote
Mysore road from H.D.Kote
Coordinates: 12°05′17″N 76°19′41″E / 12.088°N 76.328°E / 12.088; 76.328Coordinates: 12°05′17″N 76°19′41″E / 12.088°N 76.328°E / 12.088; 76.328
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Mysore
Elevation 694 m (2,277 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,043
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571 114
Telephone code 08228
Vehicle registration KA-45
Website [<span%20class="url">.hdkotetown.gov.in www.hdkotetown.gov.in%20www<wbr/>.hdkotetown<wbr/>.gov<wbr/>.in]</span>]
Mosque in Handpost junction

Heggadadevana kote or H.D.Kote is a taluk or taluk headquarters in Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Kakana kote forest lies in Heggadadevana kote taluk.


As of 2001 India census,[1] 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: the Kabini, Nugu, Hebbala and Taraka reservoirs. Ironically, however, agriculture in this taluk is rain-fed mainly because the government has failed to harness the capacity of the reservoirs. Barring the Kabini reservoir, the other 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 one of the main reasons[citation needed] for the economic backwardness of the taluk and distress migration to cities is common.

Taraka Lift Irrigation Project[edit]

The Taraka Lift Irrigation Project[2][3] was envisaged with a view to alleviating the miseries of the farmers of this taluk. The project entails pumping water 6 km from the Kabini reservoir into the Taraka reservoir; it was completed in 1983. Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited is in charge of this project and claims that 80% of the project is complete. The lift irrigation project was expected to be completed by January 2007.

The Taraka reservoir was in the news in October 2006 as one of the crest gates of the reservoirs breached leading to a major flooding of the villages downstream. This resulted in a major loss of animal life, agricultural produce and property though no human lives were lost.

Handpost Junction[edit]

Handpost Junction or Yerahalli is an important road junction of Heggadevana Kote connecting Mysore and Kerala state. This is a separate township attached to H.D.Kote main town.

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  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Doubts raised on Taraka lift irrigation project, The Hindu, October 9, 2006
  3. ^ Chief Minister draws flak for not visiting H.D. Kote, The Hindu, October 8, 2006

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