Dr. Verghese Kurien entered Gujarat as a government employee in 1940’s to manage a dairy but, on arriving in Gujarat he saw the exploitation of the dairy farmers by a local brand that had created a monopoly . With the will to do something for the farmers he started the cooperative movement in dairy sector. This cooperative dairy movement later came to be known as White Revolution and Dr.Verghese Kurien became famous as the “Father of the White Revolution”. He was a social entrepreneur in true sense . Whatever reforms he brought in Dairy Sector were a win win situation for all. With this movement India which was a net importer of milk till that time became net exporter of milk.
Dr.Verghese Kurien is the founder of Amul(Anand Milk Union Ltd.) a brand owned and managed by dairy farmers. His model alleviated millions of people out of poverty in India
Hats off to Dr.Verghese Kurien !!!
Hats off to true heroes like him who enlighten the lives of many!!!
Hats off to people like him who leave behind a trail for others to follow !!!