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Verghese Kurien: Founder of Amul Dairy

Verghese Kurien: Founder of Amul Dairy

Verghese Kurien: Founder of Amul Dairy

Verghese Kurien was selected as the Founder-Chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), settled at Gujarat, India. NDDB is an organization of public significance set up by an Act of Parliament of India. He set up the dairy coooperative, Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union Limited (KDCMPUL), prevalently known as Amul, at Anand, Gujarat. He diligently helped Amul all through the way toward delivering milk powder through bison's milk. This amazing component drove him to sit at the situation of Chairman at NDDB. 

Verghese Kurien- Biography

Name Dr Verghese Kurien
Born 26 November, 1921
Birthplace Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Died 9 September, 2012
Place of Death Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Life-span 90 years
Education University of Madras; Michigan State University
Profession Social Entrepreneur
Founded Amul, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)
Secured Position General Manager & later Chairman of NDDB and IRMA
Also known as Milkman of India; Father of the White Revolution of India
Spouse Molly Kurien
Daughter Nirmala
  • Verghese Kurien-Personal Life 
  • Verghese Kurien-Education 
  • Verghese Kurien-Early Life 
  • Verghese Kurien-Professional Life 
  • Verghese Kurien-Success story 
  • Verghese Kurien-Founder of Amul 
  • Verghese Kurien-Founder of NDDB and IRMA 
  • Verghese Kurien-Books 
  • Verghese Kurien-Awards 

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Verghese Kurien-Personal Life 

Verghese came from a Syrian Anglican Christian family. He was brought into the world in Calicut, Madras Presidency, British India (presently, Kozhikode, Kerala, India). His dad was utilized as a common specialist at one of the public authority clinic of Tamil Nadu. 

At the point when Verghese was 22 years of age, his dad passed on. His uncle at that point moved this family to his home in Trichur (presently, Thrissur). 

Verghese Kurien-Education 

Verghese finished his essential training from Diamond Jubilee Higher Secondary School, Gobichettipalayam, in Coimbatore (presently, Erode area, Tamil Nadu). 

At age 14, he joined Loyola College in Madras (presently, Chennai). He sought after graduation from that point and got his material science specific certificate in 1940. 

He additionally sought after a four year certification in mechanical designing from the College of Engineering, Guindy in 1943. Around then this school went under University of Madras. 

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Verghese Kurien-Early Life 

Verghese needed to join Army and fill in as a specialist. Yet, his mom needed him to join Tata Steel Technical Institute, Jamshedpur. One of his uncle was among the Directors of Tata Steel and he in the end suggested his name. He before long moved on from the establishment in 1946. 

Verghese needed to dispose of his uncle's adulation and before long left to apply for a grant offered by Indian government. He at that point decided to contemplate dairy designing. Nonetheless, his uncle convinced him to get admitted to the Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry in Bangalore (presently, National Dairy Research Institute). He went through nine months over yonder and afterward went to America. 

In America he began learning at Michigan State University. He got a graduate degree in mechanical designing (metallurgy) with a minor in atomic material science in 1948. 

He was diligently prepared in dairy innovation from 1952-1953 on an administration sponsorship to New Zealand to a stronghold of agreeable dairying. He at that point went to Australia, where he enhanced different thoughts and figured out how to set up Amul. 

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Verghese Kurien-Professional Life 

Verghese practiced different endeavors for around thirty helpful establishments including Amul, IRMA, NDDB that in the long run flourished under his bearing. 

He was least intrigued by the dairy cultivating agreeable business, even he was not enamored with milk or any of its items. Be that as it may, he served his work as an Officer in Dairy Division as a trade-off for the Government grant. 

Nonetheless, he is the person who governed the dairy cultivating agreeable business and brought gigantic work openings for Indian residents and ranchers too. 

At a time, when India was viewed as minimal country in the field of milk creation. Verghese turned this picture of India updown and soon he acquired Operation Flood India. India in the end turned into the biggest maker of milk around the world. 

Verghese Kurien-Success story 

Subsequent to getting back from US in 1949, the Government of India assigned him to a creamery at Anand to fill in as an Officer at Dairy Division for a very long time. 

Verghese at first secured his position exhausting until he met Tribhuvandas Patel, who tried to raise ranchers and dump the rich tricky business people who were grabbing their piece of cash. Verghese was intrigued by Patel, and he too participated in his battle against rancher's abuse. 

Patel established an agreeable Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union Limited (KDCMPUL), Kurien upheld him right from confronting contenders to beating them. 

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Verghese Kurien-Founder of Amul 

The Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union Limited (KDCMPUL) was framed in 1946 with the ordered endeavors of Verghese and Tribhuvandas Patel. 

The helpful KDCMPUL was before long named Amul Dairy, which in the end assumed a urgent part in prospering White Revolution in India. The defining moment of Amul came when the way toward delivering milk powder through cow's milk was found. 

The possibility of Amul Dairy was captivating to the point that a significant number of its model was before long settled in the adjoining locale of Gujarat. 

Ascent of Amul 

Verghese Kurien-Founder of NDDB and IRMA 

Verghese' work in Amul was so renowed and excellent, that the Indian Prime Minister at that point, Lal Bahadur Shastri set up the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in 1965 to grow the dairy helpful program to each side of the country. Verghese was assigned as the Chairman of NDDC. 

So as to sufficiently deal with the helpful body, the Gujarat Co-usable Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF) was set up in 1973. 

Verghese found the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), in light of the way that successful rustic advancement is possible just through expert administration. 

Verghese Kurien-Books 

The Man Who Made the Elephant by Dr. Verghese Kurien is his approved sound self-portrayal. Tom Alter voiced this book recording, he portrays the conquering story of the all around the world adulated Dr. Verghese Kurien. 

Kurien composed another book in 1997 named An Unfinished Dream distributed by Tata-McGraw-Hill. 

He composed another book in 2005, I Too Had a Dream distributed by APH Publishing Corp. 

Verghese Kurien-Awards 

Award Awarding Organization
Ramon Magsaysay Award (1963) Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
Padma Shri (1965) Government of India
Padma Bhushan (1966) Government of India
Krishi Ratna (1986) Government of India
Wateler Peace Prize (1986) Carnegie Foundation (Netherlands)
World Food Prize (1989) World Food Prize Foundation
International Person of the Year (1993) World Dairy Expo
Order of Agricultural Merit (1997) Ministry of Agriculture, France
Padma Vibhushan (1999) Government of India


06 Feb, 2021




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