Welcome to Warana Bazar, Warananagar, Kolhapur
The name, WARANANAGAR is derived from river WARANA in Kolhapur and Sangli district in western Maharashtra. Sixty years back Warana was a barren land and has emerged on the world map as a model for allround development of the region through continuous efforts of all concerned under the able leadership of late Sahakarmaharshi Shri. Tatyasaheb Kore, a man with great vision and commitment towards the upliftment of the poor section of society.
First Consumer Co-op. Stores in Rural India-Warana Bazar
Warana Bazar, the first consumer Co-operative store was founded in the year 1976 and started functioning on 2nd April 1978. Warana Bazar has been accepted as a model stores by all concerned. It has proved to be a successful store in the country. The success of Warana Bazar has inspired the emergence of many more co-operative stores in different parts of Maharashtra, Goa and other States in the country.
In the era of globalized economy too, Warana Bazar is achieving heights of success with yearly turnover of Rs. 113 cores, shouldered by 555 employees and Member’s strength of 20111 out of them 80% are women members which is the special feature of this unit. Warana Bazar has 2 big department stores and 55 branches & 3 franchies. Daily turnover of warana bazaar is more than Rs. 35 lakhs and the society is in surplus since beginning.