Research and Training Centre at Kochre, Sindhudurg District
A Research and Training Centre for MAAS was recently constructed in the scenic coastal
location of Kochre village in Sindhudurg District of Vengurla Tehsil. This Centre aims at being a
guiding force in the development of Konkan region.
The Centre was made possible due to the generous and valuable contribution of many. The
former Sarpanch of Kochre, Mr. L. N.Gawde, on account of his deep affinity towards MAAS
made a substantial contribution of 22 Gunthas of land for the centre’s construction. Respected
Mr. Suresh Prabhu, former Member of Parliament for Sindhudurg sanctioned Rs.10 lakhs from
the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Fund. Invaluable contributions of Shrimati
Meeratai Jadhav, Mr. S.M. Jadhav, Mr. S. B. Raul, Mr. Yogesh Prabhu, Mr. Jaywant Mantri, and
all Kochre residents enabled the setting up of this Centre.
The managing committee for this Research and Training Centre comprises of eleven members-
eight from Sindhudurg and three from Pune districts.
Chairperson: Mr. L. N.Gawde
Secretary: Mr. S.M. Jadhav
Mr. S. B. Raul
Mr. S. S. Gavkar
Mr. Yogesh Prabhu
Mrs. Ranjana R. Hanjankar
Mrs. Sangeeta S. Tailee
Mrs. Sanjana S. Rane
Mr. G. S. Pandit
Mr. Jaywant Mantri
Dr. Abhay M. Kudale