Gandhi Bharatiya Mahila Vikas Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.,
located in Tambale, Taluka Bhudargad, District Kolhapur
is the first purely women's Co-operative sugar factory in the
country. The factory is registered under the Co-operative
Societies Act 1960 bearing Registration No. KPR/BGDIPRG(A)/S-79/1997
dated May 1997. The factory site is at Tambale, which is approved
by the site selection committee appointed by the Government of
The Government of Maharashtra as a special case, has given the
whole of Kolhapur District plus three Talukas of the neighbouring
District of Sindhudurg as area of operation for producer members
and the entire State of Maharashtra for non-producer members.
This has ensured the factory of two most essential elements that
are required for the successful working of a Sugar Factory, namely,
the assured supply of quality sugar cane and the potential for
collecting share capital.