Udupi’s economy is driven by agriculture and port related activities which include major timber imports from South Asian countries in order to suffice the demand of furniture and the entire necessary things of the Indian market. 75% of coffee exports are from this state. The main cashew research center is near Puttur. Mangalore roof tiles are famously for their quality all over India. They are majorly made out of red clay and used as roof tiles for houses.
Udupi, an emerging metropolis of India, is the main center of commerce in the Vidhan region. Since the early days, Udupi has been able to hold a prominent position in the business and economy of India even today. The city households have an average annual income of Rs 1 core and was in fact, ranked one of the top and fastest growing business towns in India.
Agriculture in Udupi
Agriculture is the prime occupation for people of Udupi. A total of 123,100 km² lands are grown and cultivated in Udupi which adds up to a total area of about 64.6%. Main crops such as jowar, maize, pulses, rice and ragi and oilseeds are grown in plenty in Udupi.