Our Story

Our History

Ballari District Chamber of Commerce & Industry was Established in the year 1953. Founder President is Shri. Guduthur Thimmappa. Till this day 23 Presidents has Voluntarily served this organization. As on date 15 Hon. Secretaries has spared their precious time for the betterment of the organization on Honorary basis. Ballari District Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrated its Golden Jubilee Celebration in the year 2003. H.H. Shri. T. N. Chaturvedi, the then Governor of Karnataka Inaugurated the Golden Jubilee Celebration.

The Chamber has now more than 1800 distinguished members from all over District. The main objectives is to promote and develop trade and industry and bring in unity and integrity among trade and business community. Other objectives are to build-up and disseminate information on trade and industry to its member body, to provide a forum for business mission from abroad by developing bilateral trade with foreign companies and to sponsor business mission to other countries from time to time, to set up exhibition on trade and business.

BDCC&I has played a significant role in the spread of Higher Education in Ballari District. We have been encouraging the meritorious students every year by felicitating them with merit certificate and momento. The Chamber is affiliated to FICCI, New Delhi, FKCC&I, Bengaluru, KASSIA, ASSOCHAM & KCC&I, Hubballi, Bellary Chamber News a monthly bulletin is published by the Chamber for the benefit of our members and Trade and Businessmen. It motivates by giving the up-dated trade and industrial information, plans and policies.


During 1982, construction of 1st phase Building was completed and the Building  was let-out to Canara Bank Main Branch, Ballari.

Construction of 2nd phase of the Building was inaugurated on 22-03-1992 by Shri. Ramoji Rao, well known Industrialist and Chief of Eee Nadu Group of Companies, Shri. M.Ramappa, the minister of power, Govt. of Karnataka presided over the function. Shri. Philip Luis, President, FKCCI, Bengaluru and Shri. Hampannavar, President, KCC&I, Hubballi were the Chief guests.

Shri. Kanagolu Thimmappa as President strived for development of the Chamber. For all his developmental works the Ex-MLAs Late Shri. Allum Karibasappa & Late Shri. T.G.Sathyanarayana Setty rendered their valuable assistance without which it would not have been successful.

Since 1953 to till date 23 eminent business tycoons have served as President and 15 eminent business men have served as Hon. Secretaries. Ballari District Chamber of Commerce and Industry has started Soft Skill Development Centre in the name and style of “Ballari Chamber Skill Development Centre”. The present President is Shri. C Srinivasa Rao and present Hon.Secretary is Shri. Yeshavanth Raj Nagireddy.