Wholesale & Retail Market – Gandhinagar – Kolhapur
Wholesale Market of Gandhinagar from the District Kolhapur of Maharashtra, is among the top most Wholesale markets not only of the area but also of the Maharashtra State. There are about 12,00 Firms engaged in wholesale trading. The key products are Cloth, Sarees, Handloom, Hosiery, Readymade, Furniture, Footwear, Nightwear & Undergarments. Since last decade or so Electronic Home Appliances, Gift & Novelty Items, Plastic Molded Furniture, Watches, Plywood, Color, Ceramics and Construction Material are the new products added. Industry wise a few plastic sheet manufacturing units and some Garments manufacturing are also functional at Gandhinagar.
Some of leading distributors deals with companies like VIP, Lux, Dixcy, Body care [Undergarments] Siyaram, Remoynds, Mafatlal [Cloth] Newport, Dare [Jeans], Onida, IGO, Videocon, Samsung, Sansui, Electrolux, Dish TV [Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances]. .... Read More ....
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Gandhinagar – Kolhapur Sindhi Samaj
Sindhi population at Gandhinagar is around 35,000, In the recent years more than 10,000 Sindhis have shifted their residential place in the Kolhapur city in various regions like Tarabai Park, Rajarampuri, Shivaji Park, Ruikar Clony, Market Yard etc. Religiously Gandhinagar [Kolhapur] is active to such a great extent that many of saints says that name of the place should be "NAMNAGAR". Here birthdays of Sri Guru Nanak, Swami Shanti Prakash Or Baba Hardev JI are celebrated with same joy & enthusiasm as of the cheti-chand the Sindhi new year ...... Read More ....
Social & Educational Institutions
Like the other Indian cities, here at Gandhinagar Kolhapur Sindhis have established many social and educational (Sindhi school & College) Institutions. A few of these are:-
Bhartiya Sindhu Sabha
Sindhi Central Panchayat
Kolhapur Sindhi Samaj
Sindhi Social Club
Sindhu Education Society
Uday Education Society
There is a considerable long list of Sindhi who by virtue of their dedication towards the social obligations and efforts for development of Sindhi community have brought fame for the Gandhinagar Kolhapur. A very few selected are listed here : -
Late Bholaram Narsinghani
Late G C Chandwani
Late Lalchand Ji Nirankari
Late Veerumal Rupani
Dr. G H Narsinghani
Shri Rameshlal Tanwani
Shri Hardasmal Chandwani
Shri Hariram Savlani
Shri S P Manghirmalani [S.P.Sir]
How to reach Gandhinagar Kolhapur : If your are moving on NH4- Pune Bangalore Highway from Pune you will find Kolhapur city on left hand Side and Gandhinagar on right hand side. Gandhinagar is under developmental phase and on city side is extended about 1 km. From Mumbai you can catch Mahalaxmi or Sahyadiri Express for Gandhinagar [railway station - Valivade] though there is airport at Kolhapur but still there are no regular air travel facility.