Kirloskarvadi, the flagship plant of Kirloskar Brothers Limited and one of India’s first Industrial Townships, completed 100 years of its contribution to society. Laxmanrao Kirloskar established Kirloskarvadi Industrial Township on March 10th, 1910, with the vision of setting up his industry and communities for employees.
Kirloskarwadi is a small Village/hamlet in Palus Taluka in Sangli District of Maharashtra State, India. It comes under Kundal Panchayath. It belongs to Desh or Paschim Maharashtra region . It belongs to Pune Division . It is located 35 KM towards North from District head quarters Sangli. 4 KM from Palus. 317 KM from State capital Mumbai
Kirloskarwadi Pin code is 416308 and postal head office is Kirloskarwadi.
Gondilwadi ( 3 KM ) , Palus ( 3 KM ) , Kundal ( 4 KM ) , Burli ( 5 KM ) , Nagarale ( 5 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Kirloskarwadi. Kirloskarwadi is surrounded by Valva-Islampur Taluka towards west , Tasgaon Taluka towards East , Kadegaon Taluka towards North , Sangli Taluka towards South .Uran Islampur , Tasgaon , Vita , Sangli are the near by Cities to Kirloskarwadi.
In January 1910, the Belgaum Municipality asked the Kirloskars to vacate the land occupied by them to make room for a new suburb. Suddenly, Laxmanrao Kirloskar and his brother Ramu Anna found themselves in dire need of a place to live and work. But, as is said, ‘Every adversity, is born with opportunity.’ This opportunity for the two brothers came in the form of the Raja of Aundh, and erstwhile princely state, who offered Laxmanrao the land needed in his state. Two months later, Laxmanrao Kirloskar set foot on 32 acres of barren land in Aundh, near the railway station strewn with cacti and infested by cobras.
Laxmanrao spared no time, putting together a team of 25 workers with their families to transform the barren expanse, with no electricity or water into a dream village. The township which was planned and constructed with Ramu Anna at the helm, came to be known as ‘Kirloskarvadi’. One of the first ‘Factory Village’ in India was born – the other two being Walchandnagar (Maharashtra) and Tatanagar, Jamshedpur (Bihar). That was a hundred years ago.
During Indian independence struggle, some of the militant revolutionary fighters who went underground to escape arrest took refuge in Kirloskarwadi. The workers from the factory took part in protests and satyagraha against the British rule. Two workers from the factory - Umashankar Pandya and Sadashiv Pendharkar - were killed when police opened fire on one such protest. An obelisk (Marathi: स्तंभ) and park in the town commemorates the sacrifices of these workers.
Kirloskarwadi is located at 17.085°N 74.414°E. Kirloskarwadi is located in the Krishna (Marathi: कृष्णा) river valley. It is surrounded by fertile agricultural land Burli, Kundal, Palus, Dudhondi, Sawantpur and Ramanandnagar are the nearest towns.Sangli, Satara, Pune and Kolhapur are the nearest cities.
Historically, Kirloskarwadi was part of the Tasgaon taluka in Sangli district. After creation of Palus taluka, the town became part of Palus taluka. The town is a part of the Sangli Lok Sabha constituency and Palus-Kadegaon Vidhan Sabha constituency.
The Kirloskarwadi railway station (spelled 'Kirloskarvadi') is on the Mumbai–Bangalore railway line managed by Central Railway,Pune division. Currently Double line electrification is in construction between Pune and Kolhapur and expected to be completed by 2020.There are trains to major cities like Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore as Jodhpur Bangalore Express,Mahalaxmi Express,Maharashtra Express.There is long time demand to have a halt for Goa Express and Ajmer Express to Kirloskarwadi station as it will give good service to Palus and Tasgaon Taluka residing Passengers. There are Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses and private buses from Kirloskarwadi to Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune and Mumbai. There is also a private airport for Business Jets and a helipad for helicopters.
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If you are not thinking about tomorrow, you will stay in the past.It was not just a driving force for a man who lived in the future, but a vision that helped him come up with solutions before one wanted them.
In Kirloskarvadi, a Maternity hospital is running more than 75 years, provided medical service to nearby village patients with additional facilities like X-Ray, Operations Pre & Post operative care etc.
A residential colony has been setup for Kirloskar employees. The facilities like 24 hour water (timely hot water in winter), electric supply, School, hospital has been provided in this area. On campus amenities such as Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Open Air Theatre, Banking Service , Post office are also available.
Kirloskar Brothers Limited has established an in-house residential complex with separate provision for Trainee Employees. Bachelor hostel has facilities like hot water, electric supply. On campus amenities such as Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Open Air Theatre, Banking Service and Hospital are also available to the trainee engineers. Mess facility is also available in the campus which serve nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea & Dinner to the hostel residents.
A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths. In Kirloskarvadi, we had reserved different places for spiritual activities.
Kirloskarvadi Golf Course is one of the oldest Golf Courses in India.It is spread over 40 acers of land. Various Golf Tournaments were held in this area.