Monday, March 20, 2006

The 'Milkman of India' resigns from 34-yr long post

After 34 years at the helm of one of the most successful cooperatives, Verghese Kurien has stepped down as Chairman of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF)

Dr. Verghese Kurien (born November 26, 1921) is called the father of the White Revolution in India. He is also known as the Milkman of India.

He was the chairman of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.(GCMMF). GCMMF is an apex cooperative organization that manages the Amul food brand. He is recognised as the man behind the success of the Amul brand.

He is credited with architecting Operation Flood -- the largest dairy development program in the world. Dr. Kurien, set up the Anand model of cooperative dairy development, engineered the White Revolution in India, and made India the largest milk producer in the world.


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