Karnataka has become one of the leading states in the field of industrial
development both in the private and public sectors and in the area of
computer software, which has attracted national and international firms
to the city of Bangalore. The state capital was long ago chosen by the
central government for the location of a number of industries like Bharat
Electronics Ltd, Bharat Earth movers, Hindustan Machine Tools-HMT, Bharat
Heavy Electricals- BHEL etc.
Bangalore has become one of the major centre of electronic
industry apart from computer software.
The state has a number of traditional cottage and small
industries like handlooms, silk weaving etc. Karnataka being the leading
state for silk rearing and production of Khadi and village industries.
Apart from the numerous factories in engineering, chemicals, electrical,
and electronic goods, there are food processing and processing of plantation
products like tea, coffee, rubber, cashew etc.