Vinay Kore

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Vinay Kore (born October 4, 1971, Kolhapur, Maharashtra) is the leader of the Jan Surajya Shakti Party of Warananagar, Maharashtra, India.

He is the Chairman of the Warana Group of Industries & played role of Minister of Non-Conventional Energy & Horticulture, Govt. of Maharashtra.

Sahakarmahrishi Late Shri.Tatyasaheb Kore was the first one to bring a sugar factory to the area nearly 50 years ago. Now its turnover is around Rs 250 crore.

Warananagar is now an engineering and agricultural town. This small upcoming town, houses the Warana dairy, an engineering college(TKIET), arts and science college, pharmacy college, dental college, several schools, an agricultural goods processing cooperative society, cooperative supermarket (Warana Bazar), Warana Power Co-operative, a fruit pulp factory, paper factory, a distillery where industrial alcohol is made—the list is endless.

It is also where Lijjat Papad and Bournvita are made. In collaboration with GOI, Warana Vibhag Shiksan Mandal started Wired Village Project in 1997, which links 70 villages in the area with internet and enables use of various custom built applications to share data across. Its applications relate to agriculture produce, schemes, and crop technology.

The project, the first in Asia, costs Rs 2.5 crore and was funded by the central (50%) and state governments (40%).

Due to his growing influence in the area, NCP did not put up a candidate against him when he contested as an independent and won from Panhala in Kolhapur district.

Link to PETA website, concerning the care of Sunder an Elephant, by Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Vinay Kore.