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Karnataka elections: Bagepalli Assembly constituency

By Oneindia Staff Writer
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Bagepalli assembly constituency is located in Chikballapur district neighbouring Bengaluru. The region is just below the southern border of the Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh. It is semi-arid and drought prone with 535 mm of erratic and spatial rainfall.

Karnataka elections: Bagepalli Assembly constituency

The dust brown rocky terrain is severely undulating, with small hill ranges and outcrops that stud the topography. There is no mineral wealth and only a very thin and fragile soil cover.

Hardly 5 per cent of the cropped lands are irrigated by an age old network of rain-fed tanks, each irrigating 2 to 10 hectares of wet land. The low water table is tapped through bore-wells drilled to more than 100 meters depth.

Agriculture is still the backbone of Bagepalli. Groundnuts are grown on these dry lands, inter-cropped with red gram, cowpea, field beans, green gram, jowar, maize and castor on the field bunds. Irrigated groundnut, mulberry, onions and sunflower are the common bore-well irrigated crops. Ragi and a coarse variety of paddy are cultivated under irrigation tanks. Every fifth or sixth year is a drought, followed by near famine conditions.

Independent candidate, SN Subbareddy is the current legislator from Bagepalli, he defeated Sriramareddy G V of CPM.

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