Belagavi is an equi-distant city from Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai. The city is emerging as a key participant in the Smart city mission of Government of India. In the past six years, more than 15 projects have been undertaken for the city’s augmentation.The city corporation is the only one in the country to successfully implement 24X7 water supply project. The City has sufficient water sources to meet its demands for portable water till 2040. The city is focusing on health tourism with Rs 350 Cr sanctioned by the state government to open a super specialty hospital. Belagavi is a hub for horticulture and education and has a literacy rate of 75.4%.