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.
Shree Warana Co-operative Sugar Factory was founded in the year 1956. Warana Co-operative sugar factory has best proved many times among all Co-operative sugar factories in the country. It has proved to be a nucleus for the multi –faceted development of the region and for bringing about the upliftment of the masses. In other words, we can say that without knowing the definition of marketing (creation and delivery of standard of living) Late Sahakarmaharshi Tatyasaheb Kore has done such a Herculean task within a short span of 60 years.
Warana Co-operative Sugar factory is the mother institute of all the industrial and Co-operative units like Warana dairy, Co-operative bank, Co-operative bazaar as well as educational units like School, ITI, College, Engineering College, Military School, Pharmacy College and Cultural units like Warana children’s orchestra and social units like Shree Warana Bhagini Mandal, Warana Mahila Credit Society, Lijjat Papad Center etc.