Ex Minister. B.Sc. (Agri), Pune University – 1950. Higher Education Training at USA and Europe for a period of 6 months.
Shri Shankarrao Genuji Kolhe is the founder, Chairman of the Sanjivani (T) Co-operative Sugar Factory at Sahajanandnagar. He has been Chairman of various bodies such as Maharashtra State Sugar Co-operative Factories Ltd., (Presently Director), Indian Sugar Industries Import & Export Corporation Ltd., (Presently Director).
He was the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Ex. Minister, Government of Maharashtra. He is also the founder of National Heavy Engg. Co-operative Ltd., Pune, Sanjivani Rural Educational Society, Kopargaon, Godavari (Khore) Co-operative Milk Society, Yashwant Poultry, Devayani Co-operative Bank Ltd., Kopargaon. Also he is a member of Managing Council of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara.
He has shown keen interest in increasing the storage capacity of water by constructing Kolhapur type weir over Godavari River which has helped farmers in irrigating land. He has taken special interest in GATT and put forward his proposals at various levels including four former Prime Ministers and others. He has visited various countries such The United States of America , France, Denmark, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Africa to study about co-operative, Agriculture and other subjects. He has toured Frankfurt, London, Saopalo, Matohua, Miami, Washington, San-Diego, Chicago, Los-Angeles to know more about bio-technology development in the field of agricultural products such as cotton, soybean etc. He has submitted a report to the Government of Maharashtra on the topic, “How to increase the quality yield of fruits, vegetables and flowers to achieve high exports”.