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Who was Verghese Kurien?

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 Verghese Kurien was born in Kozikode (Kerala) in 1921. He is known as the Father of white Revolution in India.

He was the instrumental force in starting the Amul in 1955 a brand which the contemporary generations of India can never forget.

In the process he invigorated dairy cooperative movement of milk producers. From a small cooperative producing a few hundred litres of milk a day, the Amul brand presently process 13 million litres a day with 3.23 million milk producers. 

Kurien launched on  'Operational Flood', which helped making India the world's largest milk producers and eventually ushered in India the White Revolution. Kurien’s model of cooperatives motivated farmers across several states into milk cooperatives—a feat acclaimed by many countries of the World.

He is remembered as the world's great agricultural leader of India. He was awarded Padma shri 1965), Padma Bhushan (1966), Padma Vibhushan (1999) and Magsaysay Award (1963), World food prize (1989), among others numerous other awards for his Priceless Services to the people India 26th November, the birth day of the legend Kurien, is celebrated as National Milk Day.


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