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Indira Gandhi Bharatiya Mahila Vikas Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd. ( IGBMVSSK) is a purely women's co-operative sugar factory not only in India but the whole world. Our name has been recommended to the Guinness Book of World Records by the Federation of Co-operative Sugar Factories in the state of Maharashtra where more than one third of our country's sugar production takes place.

IGBMVSSK is based on the policy on women declared by the Govt. of Maharashtra on 22nd June 1994. For the first time in the long history of India, right to property was given to women in the true sense. Our motto as our name suggests is to ensure overall development of women and children in the area.

IGBMVSSK is located at Tambale, in Bhudargad Taluka of Kolhapur district in the state of Maharashtra. The site was selected as per the norms laid down by the Government of India and with a view to bring about a socio-economic transformation of the society especially women and children. The area is one of the most undeveloped and economically and socially backward falling in D+ zone. There is nothing there which will come under the definition of infrastructure that is to say no roads, no water, no electricity, needless to say no buildings or communication facilities either. In the absence of the above mentioned facilities the people are likely to remain poor and ignorant even at the dawn of the 21st century. IGBMVSSK thus had to literally start from the scratch; construct roads, get electricity, undertake work of water supply scheme, construct living quarters for the workers and do just about every thing to make the place hospitable