Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka is the main revenue generator of the state. While it occupies a mere 0.4% of the state’s area it accounts for 98% of the software exports.
The following table gives a clear picture of how important Bangalore is for the state. It would be good to see other parts of the state contributing a lot more, thereby having some economic balance across the state.
This table was published in Times of India (September 9, 2013)
|Karnataka||Bangalore||% share of Bangalore|
|Population||61 million / 6.1 crore||9.6 million / 96 lakh||16%|
|Area||191,791 sq km||741 sq km||0.4%|
|Stamps & Registration Tax||Rs 5,265 crore||Rs 3,873 crore||74%|
|Motor Vehicle Tax||Rs 3,563 crore||Rs 1,852 crore||52%|
|Excise Duty |
(includes Bangalore Urban & Rural Districts)
|Rs 11,070 crore||Rs 6,274 crore||57%|
|Commercial Taxes||Rs 31,876 crore||Rs 19,125 crore||60%|
|Software Exports||Rs 1.35 lakh crore||Rs 1.32 lakh crore||98%|