Chairman's Profile

Mr. Vikramsinh Ghatge

Founder and Chairman


More than three decades ago Mr.Vikramsinh Ghatge realized that a cooperative sugar mill in the area around Kagal could change life of the people, especially in view of the then upcoming Kalammawadi Irrigation Project. His idea was widely welcomed, and with enormous support from the local people, he was made Chief Promoter of the new sugar mill.

He successfully brought his dream into reality and the Mill started in 1980.

Today the Mill has established itself as a leading cooperative sugar mill, not only in Maharashtra, but in the entire country, under Mr. Ghatges’s able guidance and vision. It is today known for its excellent technical and financial efficiency and for paying the highest price to the cane growing farmers.

Mr. Vikramsinh Ghatge’s contribution is not limited to the activities of the Mill alone. He has contributed significantly to a number of social causes. A lover of wrestling and other sports, Mr. Ghatge has generously supported young sportsmen.

He is associated with a number of organizations in cooperative sector and is also actively involved in those engaged in social work, sports promotion and cultural activities.

Activities in Co-operation:



  • Founder and Chairman, Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Kagal

  • Chairman, Maharashtra State Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories, Mumbai (2005 to 2006)

  • Establishment of the Co-generation Plant in March 2008

  • Chairman, Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Krishi Sahakari Kharedi Vikri Sangh Ltd Kagal

  • Member, Sugar Development Council, Government of India, New Delhi

  • Director, Kagal Cooperative Bank Ltd. Kagal

  • Chairman, Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Milk and Agro Producer Pvt.Ltd.,Vannur.

Some Significant Activities in Education



  • Chairman, Sir Pirajirao Ghatge Physical Education Charitable Trust. Kolhapur

  • Chairman, Siddheshwar Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Siddhanerli

  • Chairman, Kagal Education Trust, Murgud

  • Chairman, Shree Shahu Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Kagal

Political Activities:



  • Member of the Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly in two terms during the period 1978 to 1985