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Karekatte is located in Karnataka
Karekatte is located in India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°12′7″N 75°53′44″E / 14.20194°N 75.89556°E / 14.20194; 75.89556Coordinates: 14°12′7″N 75°53′44″E / 14.20194°N 75.89556°E / 14.20194; 75.89556
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Davanagere
 • Body Gram panchayat
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,507
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577 544
Telephone code 91 8180
Vehicle registration KA-17
Nearest city Channagiri
Sex ratio 925/1000 /
Literacy 58.3%
Lok Sabha constituency Davanagere
Civic agency Gram panchayat

Karekatte(Kannada: ಕರೇಕಟ್ಟೆ) is a village in the Indian state of Karnataka. Karekatte is located on Davanagere-Channagiri connecting road. At a distance of about 34 km (21 mi) from the Davanagere (District). At a distance of about 28.6 km (18 mi) from the Channagiri (Taluk).


New Karekatte, a shifted village, and very well planned village, Whole village got shifted in 1974. Karekatte is one of the 61 Gram Panchayats of Channagiri Taluk and belongs to Santhebennur-2 hobli.[1]


As of 2001 India census.[2]

Number of Households Total 796
Total Population Total 4,507
Males 2,341
Females 2,166
Sex ratio per 1000 males 925 females
Population in age group 0–6 years Total 677
Males 346
Females 331
Child Sex ratio (0-6 age group) per 1000 males 957 females
Literacy Total 58.3%
Males 66.8%
Females 49.0%

Education and business[edit]

Karekatte have following schools, up to 10th standard only.

Primary with Upper Primary Schools[3] and High Schools:[4]

Sl.No School Name Management type School Category
1 Govt Higher Primary School (GHPS)- Karekatte Thanda Department of Education Primary with Upper Primary
2 Kannada Higher Primary School (KHPS) - Karekatte Department of Education Primary with Upper Primary
3 Jnyanadarshini Higher Primary School (JHPS) - Karekatte Pvt. Unaided Primary with Upper Primary
4 Urdu Higher Primary School (UHPS) - Karekatte Department of Education Primary with Upper Primary
5 Govt High School (GHS)- Karekatte Department of Education Secondary Only (8-10)
6 Govt Urdu High School (GUHS) - Karekatte Department of Education Secondary Only (8-10)

Anganwadi Centres (Kindergarten)).:[5] They were started by the Indian government as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program to combat child hunger and malnutrition.

Sl No. Name of Anganawadi Centre Year of Operation
1 Karekatte-1 09-09-1980
2 Karekatte-2 09-01-1985
3 Karekatte-3 09-01-1985
4 Karekatte-4 06-01-2006
5 Karekatte-5 06-01-2006

Karekatte has one "Pre-Metric Government Hostel" for boys; it specially serves for poor family children.

Fair Price Shop (Nyaya Bele Angadi):[6] part of India's Public Distribution System established by Government of India, is a kind of shop in India which is used to distribute rations at a subsidized price to the poor. Locally these are known as "Nyaya Bele Angadi" and chiefly sell wheat, rice, kerosene and sugar at a price lower than the market price. For buying items from this shop one must have a ration card. These shops are operated throughout the country by joint assistance of central and state government.

Ration Card details of Karekatte Panchayat:[7]

Village Total Ration cards
Karekatte 1192
Hallimallapura 204
Total 1396

Here main occupation is agriculture. Most of the land is irrigated by Bhadhra Right Bank Canal, from Bhadhra Reservoir Project (BRP),[8] near Lakkavalli, Tarikere (Taluk), Chikkamagaluru (District) Mainly Paddy, Sugarcane, Betel nut, Coconut.

Other major business is Milk Production. Karekatte has Milk Producers Co-operative Societies (KMPCS).[9]

COMMUNITY HALL (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar SAMUDAYA BHAVAN is constructed at Harijan Colony at a cost of Rs.2.00 lakh. It is constructed Under Special Component Plan for all-round development of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes.

Postal Branch Office Details:[10]

Office Name Karekatte B.O
Pincod 577544
Status Branch Office(Delivery)
SubOffice Thyavanige S.O
HeadOffice Bhadravati H.O
Location Channagiri Taluk of Davangere District
Telephone Not Available
SPCC Shimoga-577201
Postal Department Information Shimoga Division South Karnataka Region Karnataka Circle

Karekatte has Fully Covered Water Supply' to every household, Developed under the Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) was introduced by the Government of India to accelerate the pace of coverage of drinking water supply.[11]

Karekatte don't have any Bank branches, Nearest Banks are:

Sl No. Bank Name Place Distance from Karekatte Tel No. IFSC code
1 Corporation Bank Thyavanige 7.5 km 08180-276733 CORP0000103 [12]
2 State Bank of Mysore Kerebilichi 7.0 km 08180-257531 SBMY0040340 [13]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Mallikarjuna Temple (also known as Mallapana Matti), which is situated on a Hill,
  • Shanti Sagara (Soolekere)Lake, one of Asia's biggest tanks, built in 1128, the tank has a history of 800 years. It took three years to construct the massive tank. The tank, which has a water spread of 2,651 hectares, has a radius of 65 km (40 mi). It has a total catchment area of 329.75 square kilometres. It irrigates 1,900 hectares of land and more than 50 villages are benefited by it. Only 6 km (4 mi) from Karekatte. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Siddeshwara near the lake. An aqueduct designed by Sir M Vishweshwariah is also a major tourist attraction. The government is taking steps to spruce up tourist attractions in the area.[14]



Karekatte is ~1 km away from main Channagiri - Davanagere connecting road. Only one Bus will pass through Karekatte village in the morning and evening once. There is a frequent bus from Channagiri to davanagere vice versa. So need to get down at Kabbala village, from there common passenger auto-rickshaws are available to karekatte.

From Karekatte Distance in km
Channagiri 28.6
Davanagere 34.0
Bhadravathi 61
Shimoga 70
Bangalore 290


Nearest Railway station is Davanagere at 34 km from Karekatte.

Station Name : DAVANGERE

Station Code : DVG

State Highway: 76

Elevation  : 598 m above sea level

Railway Zone : South Western Railway zone.[15]


Nearest Airport is under construction at Sogane, 6 km from Shimoga [16] at a distance of 75 km from karekatte.

Operating Nearest Airport is Hubli Airport, 184 km from karekatte.

Hubli Airport codes: IATA: HBX, ICAO: VAHB

Civic administration[edit]

Karekatte Gram panchayat are local governments at the village. Members of the Gram Panchayat or Gram Nyayalaya are elected directly by the village people on the basis of adult franchise by the Gram sabha which comprises the adult mass of the village, for a term of five years. A candidate contesting in this election must be 21 years old. The number of members elected is 14. Some of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and women. A person is eligible for election if she/he does not have more than 2 children.

Gram panchyat has 5 wards, 14 elected members (including President and Vice President) and includes Hallimallapura (village attached to Karekatte).

Gram panchyat Office bearers: Panchayat Development Officer(PDO), Secretary, Data Entry Operator, Pump Operators and Peon.

The Gram panchayat has the responsibilities of

1. Looking after street lights, construction and repair work of the roads in the villages and also the village markets, fairs, festivals and celebrations.

2. Keeping a record of births, deaths and marriages in the village.

3. Looking after public health and hygiene by providing facilities for sanitation and drinking water.

4. Providing for education.

5. Implementing development schemes for agriculture and animal husbandry.

Karekatte belongs to Channagiri Assembly Constituency, State Code: S10, Assembly Constituency Code: 109, This constituency is famous for humorous and witty thinker, the former chief minister of Karnataka late J. H. Patel.

Polling Booth (No.) Males Females Total Electors of Booth Total Electors of Village Voting Power
HPS School East (20) 369 279 648[17]
HPS School West (21) 515 443 958[18]
GUH School Centre(22) 838 685 1523[19]
Total 1722 1407 3129 3129 2.01%

State Elections 1999 become famous as Chief Minister J. H. Patel, lost to Vadnal Rajanna, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebel candidate, by a margin of almost 26514 votes.[20]

Languages spoken[edit]

Konkani, Kannada, Urdu, Lambani are the major languages spoken in Karekatte.


Karekatte receives normal annual rainfall 644 mm mainly through southwest monsoon (June–September- 341 mm) and north-East monsoon (October–December 303mm). The relative humidity is high is monsoon reason 70 to 80 but is not summer comes down to 25% to 35% temperature varies over a wide range from 18 °C to 38 °C.


Basaveshwara Jatre (fair) that is conducted yearly in the month of March/April. and Mari Habba is conducted once in a 4 years.


  1. ^ List of Gram Panchayats of Channagiri The Official Website Of Davanagere Zilla Panchayath
  2. ^ Census of India, 2001 Demographic Profile of Villages The Official Website Of Davanagere Zilla Panchayath
  3. ^ List of Primary Schools of Channagiri Education Secretariat, Government of Karnataka
  4. ^ List of High Schools of Channagiri Education Secretariat, Government of Karnataka
  5. ^ District wise location of Anganwadi Centres in Karnataka as on 31-03-2010 The Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Karnataka
  6. ^ "Public Distribution System". Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (India). 
  7. ^ Panchayat wise list of ration cards The Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Government of Karnataka
  8. ^ Details of Bhadhra Reservoir Project Water Resources Department, Government of Karnataka
  9. ^ List of Co-operative Societies Karnataka Department of Co-operative Audit, Government of Karnataka
  10. ^ Pincode or PostOffice Name The Department of Posts, Government of India
  11. ^ Karekatte Habitation Profile Dept. of Drinking Water Supply, Government of India
  12. ^ "Corporation Bank Thyavanige IFSC Code". Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  13. ^ "State Bank of Mysore Kerebilichi IFSC Code". Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  14. ^ A lake with a history of 800 years... The Hindu - Online edition of India's National Newspaper
  15. ^ Station info The Indian rail information website
  16. ^ Airport Projects in Karnataka The Infrastructure Development Department, Government of Karnataka
  17. ^ Final Electoral Rolls PDFs as of 01-01-2011 The Official Website of Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka
  18. ^ Final Electoral Rolls PDFs as of 01-01-2011 The Official Website of Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka
  19. ^ Final Electoral Rolls PDFs as of 01-01-2011 The Official Website of Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka
  20. ^ Results for State Elections 1999 Channagiri Constituency Election Commission Of India - State Elections 1999