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Nation remembers Kurien on his 11th Punya Tithi

Nation remembers Kurien on his 11th Punya Tithi - Dairy News 7X7

Amul, NDDB and many other dairy co-ops have paid glowing tributes to legendary Verghese Kurien on his 11th death anniversary. In a tweet NDDB salutes its founder and says he was a true visionary and institution builder who brought smiles in the lives of millions of our dairy farmers. Remembering his sayings: “The biggest power in […]

Does India have room for a dairy behemoth ?

Does India have room for a dairy behemoth ? - Dairy News 7X7

On an October morning in 1964, Lal Bahadur Shastri, then Prime Minister of India, was engrossed in a conversation. He was looking to clear his doubts after spending the night at a farmer’s house in Anand, Gujarat. Shastri, after he was informed about the stellar performance of a local dairy cooperative, was keen to understand […]

Amul Dairy directors were not part of New Zealand delegation

Amul Dairy directors were not part of New Zealand delegation - Dairy News 7X7

Three days after the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd denied that two members of a dairy delegation from Gujarat had harassed a woman while on a study tour to New Zealand , Vipul Patel, Chairman of Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Limited – the oldest milk cooperative of Gujarat known as Amul Dairy […]

How Amul Went On To Become The Largest Dairy In The Country

How Amul Went On To Become The Largest Dairy In The Country - Dairy News 7X7

Before we gained our independence, milk farmers were frequently exploited. At that time, the large corporation Polson used to purchase milk from them for a low price in Gujarat and then sell it for a high price. The farmers had had enough of it and approached Tribhuvandas Patel, a prominent local figure. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel […]

In Gujarat’s dairy world, BJP gets the cream of the crop

In Gujarat’s dairy world, BJP gets the cream of the crop - Dairy News 7X7

Seventeen years ago, an anguished Dr Verghese Kurien, pre-empting his removal, had stepped down as founder-chairman of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) — the umbrella body of dairy co-operatives based in Anand that owns the iconic Amul brand. Announcing his resignation on March 6, 2006, at the Indian Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), another institution he […]

India is well poised to emerge as a leader in dairy

India is well poised to emerge as a leader in dairy - Dairy News 7X7

Largely organised under the cooperative structure, the industry has seen significant growth over the years, with the government investing in its development through several schemes and initiatives that have put it on the global map. The country celebrates National Milk Day on November 26. The occasion is momentous because, for one, it will mark the […]

Dr Kurien’s birthday celebrated as National Milk Day at VKCoE, IRMA

Dr Kurien’s birthday celebrated as National Milk Day at VKCoE, IRMA - Dairy News 7X7

Verghese Kurien Center of Excellence (VKCoE) conducted a Dr. Kurien Dairy Awareness Competition 2022 amongst the school children of class 9, 10 and 11 of Anand and the neighbouring towns at SMC College of Dairy Science, AAU Campus, Anand on 24 November, two days ahead of Dr. Verghese Kurien’s 101st Birth Anniversary. The presentation/ elocution competition was […]

Mother Dairy pledges 101,000 glasses of milk to mark Dr. Kurien’s birthday

Mother Dairy, India’s leading dairy player, has pledged to distribute 101,000 glasses of milk to the underprivileged on the occasion of National Milk Day 2022, marking the 101st birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien, also known as the father of India’s White Revolution. The birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the Father of White Revolution in […]

How ‘Operation Flood’ helped in the evolution of the dairy sector In India?

How ‘Operation Flood’ helped in the evolution of the dairy sector In India? - Dairy News 7X7

The evolution of the dairy sector in India and the stellar role played by dairy cooperatives since the launch of Operation Flood form an integral part of the country’s growth story as the country now is the largest producer of milk. India contributes 21 per cent to global milk production. It is important to note […]

Why Lanka’s failed dairy experiment is glass half full

Why Lanka’s failed dairy experiment is glass half full - Dairy News 7X7

It was sometime in 1997. In Colombo, in the basement banquet hall of a five-star hotel, the “milk man of India” was addressing a press conference to announce a $20 million joint venture between the National Dairy Development Board and Sri Lanka’s state-owned MILCO. It would be called Kiriya — kiri being the Sinhalese word […]