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Dr. Verghese Kurien

Dr. Verghese Kurien, the brain behind White Revolution expired on 9th Septemeber, 2012.  Known has ” Milkman of India” and as “Father of White revolution” , Kurien made India the biggest milk producing country in the world through the scheme ” Operation Flood”. Dairy farming became a largest self-sustaining industry.  The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, became the most successful model of dairy cooperative, brining smiles in the face of dairy farmers in Gujarat and also in other states. The brand AMUL, even now is known for its quality and diversified range of milk products,the achievement of AMUL being milk powder made from buffalo milk . Dr.Kurien’s initial work at Anand in Gujarat Khedar District at a experimental cremary turned into a passion with the support of his mentor and colleague Tirubhuvandas Patel, who later shared the prestigious Magasasay award with him. The success of AMUL model prompted the government to establish the National Dairy Development  Board, to replicate the program nationwide and Kurien was made its chairman. Dr.Kuriens work benefited millions of  rural poor in India and alleviated them out of poverty. Dr.Kurien will be remembered ever for his outstanding contribution.

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