Verghese Kurien, best known as the “Father of the White Revolution” This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life. Dr. Verghese Kurien was born on November 26, at Kozhikode (Calicut) in the district headquarter of Malabar, then the part of Presidency of Madras and. 2 About Verghese Kurien; 3 External links . Dr Kurien was an icon of India’s cooperative movement and the dairy industry. Wikipedia has an article about.

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He was honored with several prestigious awards for his relentless services to the dairy and farming communities. George Soros Hungarian, American.

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Verghese Kurien

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Indiacountry that occupies the greater part of South Asia. Earlier, then prime minister Nehru, had already visited Anand to inaugurate Amul’s plant, the largest in Asia, and embraced Kurien for his groundbreaking work.

The project aimed to provide a direct link between fruit and vegetable growers in a number vsrghese states and consumers in Delhi. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of He was named after his uncle Rao Sahib P. Archived from the original PDF on 15 November Verghese Chandi Prasad Bhatt C.

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In the s he lobbied and fought hard to keep multinational companies from entering the dairy business even as the country opened up all its other markets to them following globalisation, after decades of protection. Amul faced serious competition from imported butter, especially from New Zealand. He believes that by placing kuriem and professional management in the hands of the farmers, the standard of living of millions of our poor people kurie be improved.


He was born as the son of a civil surgeon in Cochin, Kerala.

Dr. Verghese Kurien Biography

World Food Prize Foundation. Milk has been used by vreghese since the beginning of rr time to provide both fresh and storable nutritious foods. He initially thought that he was only helping a friend to set up a small dairy. Click Here For More Details. Some of his awards include: Many states would emulate setting up their federations based on this pattern with varying degrees of success, notably, with Karnataka’s brand Nandini, Rajasthan’s brand Saras and Bihar’s brand Sudha, not just dominating their respective state markets but intervening in neighbouring states, today.

In his service of over fifty years he attained 15 honorary degrees from different institutions of the world as he believed that learning should never stop. Biovraphyhe helped to found the Institute of Rural Management, Anand IRMA which was based on the philosophy that effective rural development is possible only through professional management. Kurien shows Shastri how his dairy works, in Please try again later. There biogaphy one person, Tribhuvandas Patel, who was trying his best to unite the farmers in order to form a cooperative movement and fight against the exploitation.


Film-maker Shyam Benegal wanted to make Manthan “churning of the milk ocean”, in Hindu mythology a story based on Amul, but lacked funds.

Verghese Kurien quits Gujarat co-operative, diary [sic] body faces politicking risk”. Inall the dairy majors of the country, along with the Indian Dairy Association, resolved to observe Kurien’s birthday, November 26, as National Milk Day. Dignitaries, researchers and trainees, [33] and common folk alike, would visit Anand to learn more about it. Through an investment of Rs. Pavate Datto Vaman Potdar B. Today, it is one of the best schools in the rr.

The nation had just gained political freedom from a colonial power who the leaders had seen extorting land tax unjustly from farmers in the face of crop failure.

She hosted the endless stream of visitors to Anand. Krishnan Nair doctor M. He believes that the greatest assets of this country, are its people vergnese he has dedicated his life to the task of harnessing the power of the people in a manner which promotes their larger interests.

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Dr. Verghese Kurien Biography

Girl with the Amul tattoo”. Internet URLs are the best. Secondary dairy co-operatives continue to provide animal husbandry and healthcare services to the cattle.