Sri. K. MayannaGowda K.M.A.S.
M.Com, M.A, M.B.A, L.L.B, D.E.E, H.D.C.M, DCA
Municipal Commissioner ( Incharge)
& Project Director, District Urban Development Cell
Ramanagara District. 

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Channapatna is famous for its wooden toys and handicraft. This city is world famous as "TOYS CITY". It has 31 wards 13 Major Roads. The city is situated in betwen Bengaluru and Mysuru, so frequently of buses from Channapatna to either Bengaluru or Mysuru is high, and city has high-way road facility. The city is famous for its wooden toys and Lacquerware. In th native language Channapatna is also called as "Goombegala Ooru" meaning toys town in English. The city was ruled by the King Timmapparaja Aras, Later Jagadevaraya choose has capital city. 

Channapatna taluk comes under Ramanagara District. It is headquarters is located in Bengalur-Mysuru highway. The total geographical area of the taluk is 53.587 hectres. It has three hoblies namely 1) Kasaba 2) Malur 3) Virupakshipura.

The taluk is famous for toys. Worldwide market is available for this toys which are manufactured by tradational as well as advanced industries. It is also involved in twisting of raw silk and manufacturing silk and coconut is a major product of the taluk. Channapatna taluk has Artsan Training Institute (A.T.I) which was established 100 years ago. This institute was established to promote Channapatna toys. These Channapatna toys are famous throughout the world. These toys are made of a specific wood, called as "Aale Mara". The other crafts being imparted are carpentry, Lacquerware toys, coir and blacksmithy.

Channapatna crafts park is India's first craft park and located at Channapatna in Karnataka, South India. Channapatna is a crafts cluster of over 3000 traditional artisans engaged in the productionof lacquerware. The park was established to help preserve, nurture and grow their skills by providing them with employment opportunities. This has been done through the provision of infrastructure and manufacturing facilities to exporters engaged in the production of wood craft lacquerware and natural fibre products synonymous with the region.

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