This person once started the country's largest dairy company, now earns 90 crores daily

This person once started the country’s largest dairy company, now earns 90 crores daily


new Delhi. Today, National Milk Day is celebrated across the country. The special thing is that this day is the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of the White Revolution in India. Varghese is the founder of the country’s famous dairy product brand Amul (AMUL). Amul became the number one dairy product manufacturer in the country with its best product quality. Its daily income is more than Rs 90 crore. Let us tell you how Kurien started such a big business..

(1) Amul started business in 1945-46 had started. It started with the Bombay Milk Scheme. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had laid the foundation of the cooperative scheme. After that it was registered as a cooperative society on 14 December 1946.

(2) To make the country self-sufficient in milk production Along with this, Verghese Kurien started it to improve the condition of the farmers. Kurien is also known as ‘Milkman of India’. At a time when there was a shortage of milk in India, under the leadership of Kurien, work started towards making India self-sufficient in milk production. He started Kheda District Co-operative Society along with Tribhuvan Bhai Patel. In the year 1949, he established the Dairy Co-operative Union by making two villages in Gujarat as members. Kurien was the first person in the world to manufacture powder from buffalo milk. Earlier the powder was made from cow’s milk.

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(3) Initially the capacity of the company is 250 liters per was the day. At present, there are a total of 7.64 lakh members of the Amul company. The company collects 33 lakh liters of milk daily. The company has a handling capacity of 50 lakh liters per day. The company accounts for 1.2 percent of the world’s milk production.

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(4) Success of Amul But the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri formed the National Milk Development Board (NDDB) to spread the Amul model to other places and he was made the chairman of the board. NDDB started ‘Operation Flood’ in 1970, making India the largest milk producer in the world. Kurien served as the chairman of NDDB for 33 years from 1965 to 1998. He was the head of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited from 1973 to 2006 and the president of the Institute of Rural Management from 1979 to 2006.

(5) Kurien becomes Milkman of India An interesting and interesting thing related to his personal life is that this person who brought ‘White Revolution’ in the country and known as ‘Milkman of India’ himself did not drink milk. He used to say, I do not drink milk because I do not like it.

(6) Birth of Kurien Held on 26 November 1921 in Kozhikode, Kerala. He graduated in science from Loyla College, Chennai in 1940 and did G. Received an engineering degree from C. Engineering College. After working for some time at TISCO, Jamshedpur, Kurien was given a scholarship by the Government of India to study dairy engineering.

(7) Special training at the Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Daring, Bangalore After graduation, Kurien went to the US where he earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 1948, with dairy engineering as one of the subjects. On his return to India, Kurien got an opportunity to work in the Government Creamery in Anand, Gujarat to serve the term of his bond.

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