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People of North Karnataka | by Shrenik Sadalgi
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People of North Karnataka

North Karnataka is a relatively arid expanse of plateau, lying between 300 and 700 meters elevation, in southern India and within the Karnataka province. It includes the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Bidar, Bellary, Gulbarga, Yadgir District, Raichur, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri, Koppal and Uttara Kannada District. It is drained by the Krishna River and its tributaries the Bhima, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, and Tungabhadra. It mostly lies within the Deccan thorn scrub forests ecoregion, which extends north into eastern Maharashtra and east into the Telingana region of Andhra Pradesh


Agriculture is the largest employer in North Karnataka, with over 65% of the working population engaged in it; approximately 80% of female workers are engaged in agriculture.


The picture shows women carrying packed lunch on their heads on their way to the fields.

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Taken on April 25, 2009