ENVIRONMENTAL SCENARIO OF TIPTUR TOWN
Under conventional studies of urban settlements a study of location, site, land use and functions are emphasized. It is necessary to have a comprehensive view of the urban settlements in terms of the condition of road, drainage system, potable water supply, adequacy of parks, play grounds, post offices like general public utilities. At the same time the environmental aspects also include the method of collection and disposal of solid waste. It is also necessary to give a general perception of people in the conservation of urban environment. It is not out place to mention the role of some important personalities of the past and the present who have contributed to the civic life of the urban settlement.
CONDITION OF ROADS:
Tiptur town is important for the leading commercial functions, which consist of (i) important copra trading centre and also (ii) as central place for a variety of goods, and commodities, which are distributed to its hinterland. Besides, its very location on the national highway number 206 (former B.H. Road) is helpful for all trade and commerce activities. In this section an attempt has been made to explain the conditions of streets and roads in Tiptur town.
The field observation has shown that most of the roads in newly formed extensions have not been asphalted. Even in the well-laid residential localities like Shankarappa Layout, Vidyanagar, sharadanagar, Kinayakanagar, etc., the streets are metal led. These localities do not have proper drainage system leading to muddy and slushy streets during rainy season and dust in the summer season. It is a common sight some of them have dead ends without connecting to any roads. Field enquiry has further revealed that due to faulty planning and some of the lands earmarked for streets have been illegally acquired by a few towns’ people for building houses, even in a economically better off residential areas.
Tiptur being a sub-divisional head quarters and popular commercial town, it has got only twenty-six kms asphalted roads with in the town. Metalled roads are 36 kms, mud roads are about double the length of mentalled roads (71 kms). Cement roads account for 250 meters. It shows only 19.5% roads are asphalted still 80.3% roads are without asphalt.
Roads of Kote area, which is the older part of the town, are narrow like early farmed parts of any Indian towns and cities. In the early days, planning of roads was based on the carts movements and the population. Hence in Kote area most of the roads are below 4-5 meters (15 feet), in width (See Figure No.8.1). But roads around temple are wider than other roads. They have been formed for purpose of procession during festivals or Rathotsava (Car festival). All roads of Kote area are asphalted.
Roads in Pete area are wider than Kote area. They are about 10-20 feet in width. Main roads run from North to South. (See figure no. 8.1) sub roads are East-West. Drainage system in this area is comparatively proper. As this part is a commercial core of the town, roads are busy with consumers, merchants, bullock carts, Lorries, tractors etc. A part of B.H. road which passes through Kote and Pete areas is packed with vehicles and often create traffic-jams and environmental pollution. Formation of bypass roads is baldly needed. There is a plan for laying a bypass road, which is proposed to pass through northern end of the town.
During 1930 and 1940 K.R. Extension which was formerly called as western extension was formed with urban planning (See Figure No.8.2). Even today after several decades K.R. Extension stands out as the best planned extension. Even the newly formed extensions of Tipture town are no way comparable with K.R. Extension. In K.R. Extension main roads run in East-West direction, number of cross roads runs North-South. A minimum of 30 feet width is maintained. Drains are properly formed on boot the sides of the roads. Conservancy between the two lines of houses is sufficient. Roads are asphalted but damaged part of roads needs to be repaired.
Roads of Gandhinagar were formed during 1950s, 60s, and 70s. They are also planned but look narrower than the roads of K.R. Extension (15 to 25 feet). Almost all the main roads run North-South (See Figure No.8.3) to end of the extension. All early-formed roads in Gandhinagar consist of drain and asphalted roads. Some of the recently formed roads have drains on only one side of the road. Most of them do not even have a drain on one of the sides of the road.
Gandhinagar has a poor economic status, even though the roads are well planned in the recently formed than rich class areas of the Tiptur town. But maintenance of roads in Gandhinagar reflects the negligence of the town municipality and the public of the area.
During 1980s and 1990s new extensions like Shankarappa Layout, Sharadanagar, Vinayakanagar, Vidyanagar, Shadoksharomutt Layout, Baseveswaranagar, Chamundeswar Extension, etc., were formed. Almost 95% of the newly formed roads are narrow (15-20 feet), formation of drains is incomplete roads remain un-asphalted and continue to have improper drainage system. Most of house owners have encroached roads and conservancies in one-way or the other. Laying of some of the roads are stopped in the middle. Recently the roads, which were dug for water and cable connections, are not filled-up. Some of the culverts are damaged and they block the sewerage and rainy water. Potholes in the middle of the roads are common in all areas; interestingly most of the rich and upper middle class people households are located in these extensions.
In 1996 seven surrounding villages of Tiptur town were brought under the town limits. Roads in these parts of the town are still in band condition. More then 60% of them are mud roads about 25% of them are metalled, only about 15% are asphalted and about 80% of the roads without drainage facilities.
STATUS OF DRAINAGE:
It is the urban settlements, which have pioneered the development of drainage and planning in the human settlements. It is quite evident from the archeological evidences of Harappa, Mahantadaro, Cuzeco of Inca, Babylonia, etc. Roman built towns and cities too have good drainage systems. Unfortunately the town and cities of recent years, particularly some of the new extensions (Revenue layouts of Karnataka towns) have either open unscientific on septic tanks which is the source of contamination of ground water and epidemics like gastro-enteritis.
Similarly, tiptur town virtually has no Underground Drainage (UGD). The older residential areas of the town have open drainage while most parts of the town, particularly new extensions (Shankarappa layout, H.B. Colony, Vinayakanagara etc) are depending on septic tanks to dispose the sewage waste. During field study, it has been found that in areas like Vidyanagar, Chamundeswari Extension, Mavinathopu, etc., foul smelling sewage water gets spilled to the streets and one can even see pigs wallowing in the summer heat in this kind of sewage pools on and off the roads. Adding to these unhygienic living is the tap water system of the town. After the Hemavathi water supply to the town, a lot of water is leaked into the road. Drinking water eventually gets mixed up with sewage water.
Eventually these are the centres of Mosquito breeding. Though, Tumkur district is economically prosperous. Tiptur town has poor drainage. A hig incidence of Malaria is also seen here.
General area wise observation of drainage status gives different scenario. In core areas like Kote, Pete and areas around municipal office, have open drainage, sewerage water flows towards south. In some parts drains are narrow. During rainy season water flows with sewerage on roads.
One of the dangerous factors that have been observed during investigation is that some of the houses in Ramamandir and Shankar roads are releasing domestic sewerage to open drains which is the source of all the health hazards in the area.
Drainage facilities in old Gandhinagar area are made but maintenance of the facilities are not adequate. More households of slum areas of Gandhinagar and other parts of the town also have not proper drainage. In some of the slums like Mavinathopu, there is no place for the drains. Huts have been raised irregularly without leaving any space for the drain. Many times household sewerage rushes to another household during rains (Guroppanakatte Dortagir Kotte). The main reason for this is that the huts and houses are built on the tank bunds.
K.R. Extension has relatively good drainage (open drainage) facilities because it is a planned locality. Elevation of land helps to carry flow of sewerage water from west to east. But illegal encroachment of natural drain in the northern parts of K.R. Extensions has lead to blockage of rain and sewerage water. Unfortunately this well planned area which is having sufficient conservancy place to construct septic pits, some the houses are disposing their domestic waste to open drainage.
Drainage facilities in new extensions like Vinayakanagar, Sharadanagar, Vidyanagar, Basaveswaranagar, Shadakshara Mutt Layout and village limits etc., are incomplete. Some of the roads have only one side drainage and most of them are not constructed properly.
The sample survey reveals that, 76.8% of house holds are having drainage facilities and 23.2% of households are still without drainage system. It must be noted that before 2000 there was no UGD in the town. About 60% of town sewerage water is flown in to the Historic tank of the town (See Plate No.11). There is no system to give proper treatment for sewerage water. Drainage is directly let in to the tank of the town. Earlier the tank bund was the indirect source of drinking water (before Hemavathi channel reached to town). The disposal of sewerage water in to the tank without treatment has led to several health hazards. It has marred the beauty of tank and also resulted in water, air and soil pollution. It is felt that the town must have underground Drainage (UGD) at the earliest.
POSITION OF POTABLE WATE SUPPLY:
Sources of water are the one of he bases of growth of urban centers, since historic times. Ancient urban centre were formed beside the sources of water. Tiptur town has got its origin beside the tank since about 10th century A.D. In 1928-29, tap water supply to the town was introduced. During 1970s, 1980s and till 1996 tubewell were main sources of water. After 1996 Hemavathi channel water supply became the main source of water.
To study the source of water supply for the entire town, a sample of 2500 households are taken. Out of them 2252 households are having tap water supply (90.08%), hundred twenty (4.80%) households are depending on hand pumps, 115 households (4.60%) are on tube-wells and other sources account for thirteen households (0.52%).
The main water supply system of the town consists of two high capacity motor systems, one for lifting water from channel to storage tank (Eechanoor) and another for lifting the water from the tank to treatment plant which is located in North-Eastern corner of Gandhinagar (II). The treatment plant lifts treated water to five over head tanks which are located at Hassan circle, Government high school, Gandhinagar Park, and Pete. (III) From over head tanks water is distributed to households by gravity flow. These systems of water supply cover Kote, Pete, Gandhinagar, K.R. Extension, Vinayakanagar, H.B. Colony, Shankarappa Layout, Basaveswaranagare, etc.
The second important system of water supply is hand pumps. About 5% of households are depending on these pumps (See Plate No.10) hand. These pumps distribute water largely in village parts of town limits, slum localities and outskirts of the town. Twenty-eight hand pumps are distributed all over the town.
The third means of water supply to the town is from tube wells. 115 sampled households are having water supply from tube-wells. It accounts for about 5%. There are public and private tube-wells. Some of the public tube-wells are connected to cylindrical type tanks at ground level and stored water is supplied to a number of public taps around it. Some of the tube-wells are connected directly to the public taps with motor. The major setback of this system is that there is very limited water in the well, which gets dried up in summer. There are forty-six electrified tube-wells with in the town.
Private tube-well water supply system can be seen in the coconut garden areas within the town limits. These tube-well are irrigating the gardens and also supply drinking water to the households around them.
Other sources of water are meager which accounts for 0.52% but this is the percentage of households, which are having no definite source of water. They are depending on various sources like hand pumps, mini water supply scheme, tube-wells of coconut garden etc. however there are households with in the urban limits, which do not have a definite water source.
Normally a Tiptur town household gets municipal tap water twice a week. It is better than the supply earlier to 1996 (once in a month). The expected normal urban standard supply is at least once in two days. Another aspect related to the water supply is that water pollution at various valve points. This must be stopped completely. Otherwise, valuable treated water becomes impure.
In future the present system of water supply from Eechanoor tank will become insufficient. Because the storage capacity of this tank is unable to meet the demands of the two towns (the tank water is also used for using Arasikere town). Secondly, water flow in the channel is fixed for rainy season only, during summer, water does not flow, through the Hemavathi channel (Subramanyam Channel).
ADEQUACY OF PARKS, PLAYGROUND AND OTHER AMENITIES:
Parks, playgrounds, and other public utilities strengthen the bondage between public and government or local administration. Relaxation and entertainment keep urban centers in peace and tranquility. They also raise beauty of urban centres. Parks and playgrounds have their historic importance and value in the very health of the town.
Parks in Tiptur town:
There are four important parks in the town. The first park that was made in the town seems to be the one in front of municipal office (1928-30). But now there is no sign of a park there. Another one was built in the centre of K.R. Extension. Though smaller area wise is perhaps better maintained of the park. The central location helps the people of K.R. Extension, Vinyakanagara and Shankarappaloyout. In 1950s Gandhinagar extension was formed. Beside the Tiptur railway station in the same area in its southern part a park has been built. It serves the people of the southern Tiptur town. After formation of Agricultural produce Market Committee (A.P.M.C.) in 1961, one more park in the centre of yard was established. It lies in the Southeast of the town, and it is maintained by A.P.M.C. This is a smaller park having an area of about an acre. This park generally serves the farmers who come to A.P.M.C. for selling their products particularly copra. Recently Revenue Assistant Commissioner has established a park beside Taluk office and has named it Mahatma Gandhi Park. In fact this is the biggest park of the town. If a proper care is taken for another five years, beautiful tree view could be seen in this park. But, neglected, it will be another skeleton park like in the one front of Municipality office itself. A Rose garden is getting established in front of Travelers Bungalow.
The aforesaid parks are located more or less in the central park of the town. Except Mahatma Gandhi Park, there has been no park since 1965 in the town. Town has grown three folds than the size of 1965 but no steps have been taken in this respect. Of course, water scarcity may be one of the reasons, but after the provision of Hemavathi water supply, municipal authorities must have taken the steps to establish parks in new extensions. At least they should have re-laid a small park in front of the municipal office.
Tiptur town is well known for its sports and games since long time. A senior person (who is also the secretary of kalpatharu Vidya Samsthe) opines that during 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. Youngsters and students of Tiptur town’s were engaged in Tennis, Kabaddi, Cricket, Ball-Badminon, Football, Shuttlecock, Badminton, Volleyball, and athletics. Since then the interest in sports and games has been waning. The town’s people had participated in a number of state level competitions in the part.
The students of Kalpatharu College were playing a key role in the sports activities of the town. Unfortunately recent trend of youngsters has diverted from sports to other activities.
Tiptur town is located on a rather plain land. It has more number of educational institutions, which have heated right cultural and physical environment of the town. These institutions have also encouraged sports and games. To prove this point, Tiptur town having sufficient number of playgrounds. Young boys play cricket wherever they find a place. But important play grounds in the town are:
- Stadium which is recently opened in 2000 and located in the middle of the Government Boys High School, and Higher Primary School.
- the play ground of Kalpataru Colleges
- Indoor Stadium of Kalpataru Colleges
- Government High School Playground
- Playground and open-air theatre at K.R. Extension
- Cosmopolitan club Tennis court and Indoor Stadium
- Government Girls High School Playground of K.R. Extension. (All above playgrounds are located in Western part of the town).
- Playground Behind telephone exchange in Pete area
- Higher Primary School Playground in Kote
- Playground in front of Urdu School in Gandhinagar
- Playground of Halepalya High School.
Playgrounds of Tiptur town are distributed all over the town but their high concentration can be seen in K.R. Extension around Kalpataru College and Government High School (Western part of the town). This is due to the establishment of Educational institutions and availability of plain and vacant land. Core areas (Pete and Kote) and Southern part of town (Gandhinagar area), lack playgrounds. To solve this problem one play ground near Mavinathopu which is accessible for both Pete and Kote can be laid.
Tiptur town has a subdivision post office. This is housed in a modern building in Pete area. Along with this there are five sub-post offices are located in: (1) K.R. Extension: (2) Gandhinagar: (3) Gogogondanahalli: (4) Halepalya and (5) Market Yard.
They are serving the town. In the coming year’s localities like Sahradanagar, Vidyanagar, Shadkshromul layout and other outskirt localities need sub post offices.
Tiptur town is second most important town in the Tumkur district it has a commanding position in copra trade. It involves trade connections with other parts of the country. This has resulted in second highest number of telephone connections similarly the number of calls is also in the rise. About 5000 telephone connections are operating in the town. Modern Telephone Exchange is located beside main post office. Public Telephone booths are spread all over the town. However they more concentrated in the B.H. Road, Railway station road and Doddapete Road.
Medical Service and Disposal of Hospital Waste
Relatively Tiptur town has gained better position among other taluks of the Tumkur district in medical service.
Tiptur town’s Medical Hinterland has extended to other taluks such as Arasikere, C.R. Pattana, Turuvekere, C.N. Halli and Hosadurga Taluk. It shows the importance of medical service of the Tiptur town. The town’s General Hospital consists of relatively modern instruments and specialist medical service. There are 30 private clinics, 10 Nursing homes and some specialist’s visit these are behind the popularity of medical services in Tiptur town.
Along with this development of there has been a great environment threat to the town’s people. Hospital waste like bandage clothe, bloodstained materials, even parts of human bodies, bones, used medicines and other infected materials are disposed off in the open.
Tiptur town has gained importance through establishing a fire station. Behind Travelers Bungalow, fire brigade office is located. After the establishment of Fire station, the fire borne accidents are under cooled.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) is the top ranking police officer in the Tiptur town. The office of DSP was established in 1939. Under him circle inspectors, Inspectors, sub-Inspectors and constables are working. There are three police offices in the town. DSP office is located in the Western part offices area of Tiptur town. Urban police station and circle inspector office is located near vegetable market beside old taluk office building a number of police offices are working these police offices. Rural police station is located in the middle of Market Yard.
Having aforesaid police administrative units in the town, a large number of crimes are recorded in the following tables reveals the different crimes of the town during 2000-2001
Crimes in Tiptur Town 2000 and 2001
|Sl. No.||Crime Category||Year 2000 Number of crimes||Year 2001 Number of crimes|
|10||Quarrel between husband and wife||11||17|
Source: Police Station records Tiptur town 2000-2001
Though there is a paucity of data regarding the crimes, some information has been gathered about the raising crimes in Tiptur town. This may be attributed to the growth of population and interaction of the town with its hinterland. There is a growth of trade and commerce and relative growth of wealth in the town. However it has been observed that there is also growth in poor class residential areas and slums in the town. This co-existence relative richness and growing poverty has resulted in increased thefts, robberies, and other petty crimes in the town. It is also pertly because there is no proportionate growth in police infrastructure for the expanding town.
As mentioned earlier in various contexts Tiptur is an educational town. Copra and Kalpataru Educational Institution are the chief causes for the growth of the town. School system of education was started in 1868 under “Hobli School Scheme”, in 1900 Tiptur got primary school and subsequently a number of schools were established. But establishment of high schools in 1924-25 (second high school of the district), Kalpataru College in 1962, Sree Vidyapeeta in 1963 and establishment of Kalpatharu Institute of technology in 1986 are the important milestones in the educational development.
At present (2000-2001) thirty-three primary and higher primary schools, sixteen high schools and junior colleges and seven colleges and technical institutions are serving to the society. At the time of research an extensive observation has made about the position of prevailing environmental conditions around the educational institutions, it reveals as follows:
- There is an acute shortage of classrooms for pre nursery, primary, and even other classes. It is a common site in most of schools children, squat on the ground in crowded classrooms.
- In these modern days a commercial town like Tiptur has several schools without basic amenities like toilets, drinking water and adequate lighting. It is also a common site many schools have classrooms without proper ventilation. Even there is a shortage of teacher’s staff room with proper facilities.
- Though the situation is slightly better in other higher schools and colleges, it is highly inadequate and far from satisfactory.
- Playgrounds are available only in the government schools. Adequate playgrounds are lacking in private schools.
- As the town is growing with large number of vehicles can be blowing of horns near schools can be heard during the class hours.
- Another disturbing scenario for children while going to school is that they are forced to see the observe cinema posters. This visual pollution is rising in the town. Unfortunately neither the elder citizens of Tiptur nor the Municipal authorities have opened their eyes to this raising problem.
Role of hostels in educational development is also important. They play main role in the extension of education hinterland around the town. Sri Jayadeve Murugarajendra Swamiji of Chitradurga started the first hostel in 1912. Second one in 1922 (Gurukulananadasharma) Subsequently a number of hostels were started in the Tiptur town. At present (2001) seventeen hostels are working for the development of education on their own.
It has been observed that Tiptur being an educational town has a large number of hostels. However they need sufficient water supply. At present most of them have acute shortage of water particularly during summer months? Some of them are in the busy part of the town where they experience noise pollution.
Tiptur gained prominence as a centre of administration in 1886 when the Taluk office moved to Tiptur from Honavalli. By 1891 Tiptur was already a Municipal town. In 1920s the town becomes the headquarters of a revenue sub-division, comprising the taluks of Tiptur, Chikkanayakanahalli and Turuvekere. Munisiff and Magistrates courts were established in 1944. Subsequently commissioner of Tax in 1953, inspector of weights and measures 1958 and such other government offices were established in Tiptur town. At present about 49 administrative offices of both state and central governments are functioning in Tiptur town.
Since Tiptur is a busy town which has grown on either side of the B.H. Road. Most of the government offices are situated along B.H. Road. This has given maximum accessibility to these offices.
THE SCENARIO OF SOLID WASTE:
In this section under the environmental aspects of Tiptur town, an attempt has been done to bring out the solid waste management; Field study during 2000-2001 has revealed that in all the minefield wards it is a common sight that people thrown a variety of solid waste hap-hardly.
Disposal of Solid Waste:
The following scenes can be seen due to disposal of solid waste in Tiptur town.
- Solid waste bifurcation is not practiced in the town.
- Use of polythene carry bags for disposal of water created a big open-air waste bin scene all over the town.
- It is a common sight that vacant sites and even roads are covered by garbage and plastics
- In commercial areas drainage and vacant places are covered by various commercial wastes like packing materials, rotten vegetables, hotel waste, cloth piece, paper glass rocs, bottles, damaged materials etc.
- It is common sight that very little care is taken in the disposal of dead animals with in the urban limits. People are forced to endure the ugly sight of the dead animals emanating stench.
- Debris that is thrown on the roads and drainages carelessly leading to undulation roads which hinder the traffic as well as flow of sweage.
- Hospital waste disposal has created a lot of problems in the town.
- During rains rotten smell around the town can be experienced due to decay of solid waste.
- Careless disposal of automobile waste has lied to soil and water pollution causing lead poisoning
- There is no proper disposal of industrial waste like returns from a variety of industries. It is simply disposed of in vacant sites. This is a common sight in localities like Gandhinagar, K.S. Garden, Shardanagar, Kore Halepalya, Annapura around Neelakantaswamy circle and small scale industrial estate areas.
- A very dangerous development is that around Shakti and cushion industry rubberized coir waste has been disposed of on North public vacant land. Particularly along Huliyar Road, it has led not only to fire hazards but also destruction of the entire plant life. The magnitude of this problem can be gauged from the fact that two acres of land have been turned barren after the rubber materials dumped here caught fire.
- Waste can coir and its dust disposed on road, sides and other public places it a common sight in Tiptur town. A huge volume of dirt creates of air and water pollution another environmental problem is associated with coconut oil.
- Rotten coconut and its water released to open drainage regularly have been creating koul smell
- Public awareness about solid waste disposal and problems created by unintentional disposal is very poor. Thinking on the lines of community welfare is to woefully absent.
- Improper disposal of solid waste often leads to the blockage of drainage flow which ha frequently caused Malaria and other epidermics.
Methods of Solid Waste Disposal
- 60% of residential areas in Tiptur town do not have municipal solid waste collecting points.
- 40% residential areas are having insufficient waste collecting bins.
- In Tiptur town there is no periodic and frequent collection and disposal of solid waste from the bin point by the municipality. This investigator has found that in his home ward (Shankarappa Layout) the solid waste was not lifted for five months continuously.
- Municipality has only four vehicles for the entire town to collect solid waste
- Solid waste is haphazard by disposed of into the tank of the town, leading to water, soil air and underground water pollution thereby spoiling the beauty of tank and the city
- Municipality has also been disposing of solid waste in the burial ground located near Edenahalli gate. A large area of burial ground is encroached upon by the civic authority itself for a wrong purpose.
- Burning of solid waste in the middle of the town’s tank has been affecting the eyes of people living nearly and air pollution.
- The municipal trucks which carry solid waste frequently in heaps. The split garbage is a common sight of pollution caused by improper transportation of solid waste.
PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN CIVIC LIFE IN TIPTUR TOWN:
All towns, big or small have benefited from philanthropy social service and foresightedness of a few persons. In fact, the munificence of a small number has always left an indelible on the urban civic life of the town concerned. Nalavadi krishnaraja Wodeyar, Sir M.Visveswaraiah, Sir Mirza Ismail, Sheshadri Iyer, and Sir Rangacharlu are few personalities that can be remembered for the planning, beautifying and the very development of Bangalore and Mysore cities. Such great personalities have built, in other towns too a playground, a park, a temple, a mosque or church, community hall etc. some of them have played a vital role in the establishment of important educational institutions, hospitals and the like.
In this section, this researcher has made an effort to remember, recall and place on record the services of great personalities who have contributed for the physical and cultural growth of Tiptur town. Their untiring efforts will always benefit to people of the town and outsiders who visit it for a variety of reasons. They are:
- Pallaghatti Adavappa: The great philanthropist who was responsible for the establishment of kalpataru Vidyasamsthe in 1962. Thousands of students and teachers have benefited and are engaged in the promotion of education. Arts, Science, Commerce Colleges and secondary institutions are functioning towards educating people thereby guiding them to lead a better life. The researcher is one such beneficiary. The yeoman services rendered by Sri J.R. Mahalingaiah should also be recalled as he toiled a lot to give a good shape to Kalpataru Vidyasamsthe.
- B.S. Chandrashekaraiah: He was responsible for the construction of Shankara Mutt and Ganapathi Hall in the K.R. Extension and Vegetable Market areas. He has contributed a building for the SC/ST hostels in Tiptur town.
- T.M. Manjunath: Responsible for the establishment of Kalpatharu Institute of Technology. This institution is attracting students from far and wide and is imparting excellent technical education. He has also contributed for the mechanical water supply of Tiptur town.
- Singrinanjappa: A name to be remembered for the cause of primary education as early as 1945. He has also constructed a community hall for the benefit of public.
- Dasappa: Another noteworthy social worker still toiling for the spread of education and ordent follower of Bansaveshwara and Gandhian philosophy. He is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of schools and hostels for poor in Tiptur town.
- Erulli Mahalingappa (Onion Merchant): He must be remembered for the renovation of Tiptooramma temple. In fact, apart from providing the temple, he has built a community hall and other facilities in the temple premises for the benefit of devotees.
- Karibasavaiah: An artist, builder of theatres, film maker, and owner of Sri Chamundeshwari Studio’s at Mysore. In facts he has contributed for the cause of Cinema Theater in Tiptur town.
- Sanjeeva Murthy: Chinmaya Mission, which is conducting yoga, discourses on Bhagaadgeeta etc. for the betterment of life in Tiptur is established and maintained.
- Pallaghatti Gurubasappa and Brothers: Another set of important persons who have recently played an important role by liberally contributing land for the Veerashaiva burial ground.
- A. Veeralinappa has recently built a community hall for the benefit of the people.
- Marula Siddappa and Family: In the busy part of Tiptur town a valuable piece of land has been donated for the public cause.
Apart from the aforesaid individual social workers and philanthropists, a host of people have contributed for the construction of important community hall, temples hostels etc. important among them are:
- Gurukula kalyana Mantappa.
- Gurukla Hostel.
- Kanyanika Parameshwara Temple by the Vysya Community.
- Jain Mandir by the Jain community.
Along with these personalities and people as a whole some important organizations are functioning in Tiptur town. In fact they are also contributing for a better life and they are:
- Akkamahadevi Samaja.
- Kalpataru Mahila Sangha.
- Rotary Club.
- Youth Association.
- Old Boys Association.
- Ambedkar Association.
- Vokkaligara Sangha.
- Vachana Sahitya Sangha.
- Kannada Sahitya Parishat.