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SV Naik Kochari: Fifty Fruitful Years with Sankeshwar Sugar Factory

SV Naik Kochari is a simple, humble gentleman having completed fifty fruitful years in the Sugarcane and Sugar mill industry. In fact, his entry into the co-operative sector was accidental, thanks to the encouragement of the late Appanagouda Patil, a visionary of Sankeshwar town in Belagavi district. It goes to the credit of Appanagouda Patil in setting up the Hukkeri Taluk Co-operative Electric Society. Hiranykeshi Cooperative Sugar Factory for the overall development of the region including the welfare of educated and unemployed youths. He was instrumental in setting up a variety of educational institutions to make his dream come true. In a freewheeling chat, the hesitant SV Naik Kochari goes down memory lane to recall the journey trodden so far. Excerpts from the interaction: Q: How did you plunge into public life and when was it? SV Naik Kochari: It was in the year 1973 when I was studying in the first year of the three-year LLB law degree course. Ours is basically an Agricultural
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