In the foothills of the Western Ghats with a population of 4,39721 lies the ‘heart of Karnataka’- Devangere. Earlier known as ‘Manchester of Karnataka’, Devangere is now known for its education and agro-processing industries. Government is embarking on several projects to enhance the standard of living and outlook of the city, through augmenting key functional areas such as infrastructure and healthcare facilities. Since the start of Smart City Mission, more than 11 PPP projects have been undertaken by the government. City’s strategic plan seeks advancement in the field of technology, connectivity, industries, institutions, underground utilities under active collaborations with private players.