Madikeri Farmer Eyes Record With 41-ft Cane
By B C Dinesh 10th July 2014
MADIKERI:B Hoovaiah is a happy man. A stalk of sugarcane grown by Hoovaiah in Madikeri is all set to enter the Guinness Records as the tallest in the world. The earlier record, set in 2001, was held by Venkatesh Gowda of Kolar.
Hoovaiah, a BSNL tower operator in Convent Junction in Madikeri, has been protecting the cane for three years now. All the required inspections have been completed by expert committees and a team from Guinness is expected to arrive shortly, before an official announcement can be made.