The Indira Gandhi Bharatiya Mahila Vikas Sahakari Sakhar Kharkhana Ltd. (IGBMVSSK), located in Tambale, Bhudargad Taluka, Kolhapur District, is the World's First Sugar Factory Owned, Organized and Managed by the women of India. IGBMVSSK is promoted by a group of eminent women from Kolhapur District, who have done pioneering work in the field of education, social welfare and upliftment of women & children.

The other promoters include eminent social workers from Kolhapur District, educationists, entrepreneurs and agriculturists, who are committed to improve the social status of women through economic means. The project is conceived by a group of dynamic women hailing from the Kolhapur District, who have worked relentlessly to set up this unique venture. This venture is set to revolutionize women entrepreneurship in the country and act as the torchbearer for similar ventures by women all over the country / World.