Born: November 26, 1921
Dr. Verghese Kurien the milkman
Dr, Verghese Kurien is the name that glorified the milk business and made it important part of the economical development of our country. He was the one who started the white revolution in milk industry and change the ways of milk business in India. Unfortunately, he is no more among us as he breathed his last at the age of ninety but his name would always remain in our memories for his entrepreneurship.
India is one of the major milk producers in the world
The credit goes to Dr. Kurien if India is one of the major milk producers in the world today. In fact, India is at number one position for last two years. In 2010, India produced a little over one hundred and twenty million tons of milk while during the last year this figure went up by another 7 million tons to touch almost one hundred and twenty seven million tons.
Dr. Verghese Kurien known as one of the shrewdest operator in business circles, who never cared for any one while it came to taking decisions. He took the decision for beginning the operation flood when there was a deep confusion related to food industry in the country. Nevertheless, this decision changed the entire face of the milk industry in a single stroke.
Dr. Kurien wanted to give a new shape to the milk industry right from forties while he was still working on a model of cooperative based dairy industry, which took shape in early seventies in the shape of ‘Operation flood’ and that is the reason that India is ahead of countries like Denmark in milk production. India produces almost seventeen percent of the total milk that is produced the world over. A no small achievement considering the competition.
This all started in 1970 with national dairy development Board under the Chairmanship of Dr Verghese Kurien the operation flood was launched but later he joined hands with the Chairman of Kaira district milk...