Mandya is the second smallest district of Karnataka state. Mandya is the headquarters of Mandya district and it is situated in between Bangalore and Mysore and lOOKm towards west of Bangalore. Mandya district is bounded on the north by tumkur district, East by Bangalore district, South by mysore district and west by hassan district. It consist of seven taluks namely Krishna Raja Pete (K.R.Pete), Malavalli, Madddur, Mandya, Nagamangala, Pandavapura and Srirangapatana. Out of these seven taluks of thedistict, expect Nagamangala and K.R. Pete taluks, major portion of the land in all other taluks receives water for irrigation from K.R.S. Dam . However, part of K.R. Pete. Nagamangala, Pandavapura and mandya taluks are receving water for irrigation from Hemavathi River. Main crops in five taluks of this district are sugarcane and paddy. To use the sugarcane raised in five taluks of the district, The mysore sugar company Ltd., Vlandya , was established in the year 1933 The Mysore sugar company Ltd., is a Government of Karnataka enterprises. The company's principal business activity is the manufacturing of sugar and alcohol. The company is also engaged in processing products.
The Maraja of Mysore and his Mirza Ismail establish the Mysore sugar company in the year 1933. The unit was designed by Bharath Rathna Sir M. Vishveshwaraiah. The unit was erected by Messers Mirley Watson and company. Glassgow, England, with the capacity of 400 tones of sugar crushing per day. The factory's machineries and equipment were imported from Scotland. This is the first sugar unit to be installed in Mysore highway at a distance of lOOKm from Bangalore)