a Women's Co-operative sugar factory ?
Mrs. Viajaymala Bajirao Desai founder / chair person of IGBMVSSK was encouraged by 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. Since 85% of the work in the fields is done by women,
Mrs. Desai felt it was time for these women to get their due recognition.
Thus as the name suggests, IGBMVSSK's motto is to ensure overall
development of women and children in the area.
is IGBMVSSK located?
We are located at Tambale, Bhudargad Taluka, Kolhapur District,
Maharashtra State , India; we also have an office at Kolhapur.
is the area of operation of IGBMVSSK?
The State Government has allowed an extended area of operation
for IGBMVSSK, which includes :
a) Kolhapur District - all 12 Talukas (Divisions).
b) 3 Talukas of the neighbouring Sindhudurg District.
form of support does IGBMVSSK have?
The Government of Maharashtra has promised to help the factory
with its share capital contribution in the proportion of one to
The IDBI bank has restructured the Term Loan and reduced the rate of interest from 16% to 10% per annum. Netafim
Irrigation India Pvt. Ltd., the pioneers of drip irrigation
has promised assistance for development of sugarcane and other regional crops.
is crushing capacity of the plant?
IGBMVSSK has a crushing capacity of 2500 TCD.
is the Crushing Season?
A typical crushing season is from November to May, depending on
the availability of sugar cane.
can become a member?
Any individual or institution (from India/ NRI) can participate
in this unique venture by purchasing at least one share each belonging
to any of the following categories, namely Producer, Non-producer
and Sympathiser. Those who have land in the District of Kolhapur
and the three Talukas of Sindhudurg District and are willing to
cultivate and supply cane to the factory, can become producer
members. However, those individuals and institutions who have
no land and yet want to participate in this unique venture, can
purchase shares from the non-producer member's category. Open
to all is the category of sympathiser members. Those who want
to advance the cause of women in this country can purchase any
number of shares from this category and thus contribute towards
the advancement of women's welfare.
is the product manufactured?
White Crystal Cane Sugar in M-30 & S-30 and bi-products like Molasses, Bagasse and Press Mud.
did the factory commissioned and when did it go in production?
In spite of heavy odds IGBMVSSK managed to commission the plant
on 25th December 2002, and finally went into production on 30
is the current value of the share of IGBMVSSK?
The current value of the share of IGBMVSSK is Rs. 5000 ($111) only.
will my donations be utilized?
You can direct your donation to be utilized for a specific cause
supported by the factory. Options mentioned below :
Plans of Factory :
expansion to 5000 TCD.
up a 15 MW Cogeneration facility.
Drip Irrigation Schemes and Lift Irrigation Schemes in order
to bring more area under sugarcane cultivation and enhance
yield and recovery.
integration to produce value-added products including :
a. Branded Sugar.
b. Alcohol-based chemical products.
d. Ethanol Project.
provide educational facilities such as schools and vocational
provide support for agro based industries such as Dairy, Poultry,
EDUCATE & TRAIN women in modern techniques of farming.
Provide Medical facilities / Hospital.