Verghese Kurien, best known as the “Father of the White Revolution” This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life. Dr. Verghese Kurien was born on November 26, at Kozhikode (Calicut) in the district headquarter of Malabar, then the part of Presidency of Madras and. 2 About Verghese Kurien; 3 External links . Dr Kurien was an icon of India’s cooperative movement and the dairy industry. Wikipedia has an article about.

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As what the donors would eventually come to want, would have harmed his fledgling dairies, [4] instead, he used the proceeds from the sale of that ” mountains and lakes ” of dumped aid in the Indian biovraphy as his “billion-litre idea” to stem the movement of high-yield cattle of native breeds to urban areas, which subsequently, would face needless slaughter, reverse this flow by setting up milksheds and dairies all over the nation and stabilise the markets of big cities for their ensuing produce.

He also made India self-sufficient in edible oils, [14] taking on a powerful, entrenched and violently resistant oil supplying cartel.

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He and his mentor Tribhuvandas were backed by quite a few political leaders and bureaucrats of the time who saw merit in their pioneering cooperative model, of farmers willing to associate together for their produce and willing to be led by professionals even whilst being owners of the cooperative. Shastri also took Kurien’s help to set right the government’s mismanaged Delhi Milk Scheme, where he moved in swiftly to break a contractor’s cartel and set prices right in the face of the pampered vergjese politically-networked section of consumers of the capital city, before they could lobby against the move.

Dignitaries, researchers and trainees, [33] and common folk alike, would visit Anand to learn more biographj it.


Today, some 14 million farmers in more than 1 lakh villages, federated to nearly milk unions spread across 24 states are assured of a better future.

Verghese Kurien 26 November — 9 Septemberknown as the ‘Father of the White Revolution’ in India, [2] was a social entrepreneur whose “billion-litre idea”Operation Floodthe world’s largest agricultural dairy development programme, [3] [4] made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment provider, being a third of all rural income, [5] with benefits of raising incomes and credit, riddance of debt dependence, nutrition, education, health, gender parity and empowerment, breakdown of caste barriers and grassroots democracy and leadership.

He lost his father at 22 and his grand-uncle moved his family to his home in Trichur now Thrissur. By using this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed.

Retrieved 26 November Vdrghese worked towards bringing a White Revolution in India and executed the much needed programme of “Operation Flood”. The Man with the Billion Litre idea. On arriving at Anand, he found that the farmers were being exploited by the distributors of milk and the entire region was controlled by a shrewd but clever businessman called as “Pestonjee Edulji” who marketed Polson butter.

InPakistan invited him to set up dairy cooperatives, where he went leading a World Bank mission. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved 8 October Contact our editors with your feedback. He was honored with several prestigious awards for his relentless services to the dairy and farming communities. Pavate Datto Vaman Potdar B. And every single time he kept his word and the markets never faced any shortage of butter. Kurien is a man of vision. Cooperativeorganization owned by and operated for the benefit kjrien those using its services.


Retrieved 25 November Kya un logon ki hai yeh! Hum sab milke chalayenge isko.


Dr. Verghese Kurien Biography

Matthaithe first director of IIM at Ahmedabad nearby, on setting up an institute, from scratch, ground-up ie. The cooperative umbrella was extended to verghwse growing of trees and even to salt farming. Raghavan Dukhan Ram T. World Food Prize [76]. Indiacountry that occupies the greater part of South Asia. Please try again later.

He began building dairies, and ended up as an institution builder. He prevailed on prime ministers, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi on setting up cooperatives and plants, and manage the intervention in fruits and vegetables and oilseeds and edible oils markets during their tenures, respectively, [14] like he had done for milk dt Operation Flood.

Dr. Verghese Kurien Biography

Retrieved 13 September After a lifetime of struggle and conviction towards serving the nation Dr. Kurien was named Chairman of the organization. Investing in Rural Producer Organizations”.

Retrieved 28 August Being a newly independent nation, there was a desire to gain self-sufficiency in its consumed produce and therefore the thrust to indigenous production to substitute imports.

Nambiar Ammannur Madhava Chakyar A. InPrime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri tasked Kurien to replicate the dairy’s Anand pattern nationwide for which, the National Dairy Development Board NDDB was founded under Kurien on his conditions, that it be independent of governmental control and that verghdse be set up at Anand, away from the capitals and closer to farmers. Retrieved 21 July How BJP took control ferghese India’s largest milk cooperative”.

He never spoke the language of the state despite understanding it later verghes, nor was he used to drinking milk. The ‘White Revolution’ and dual dairy economy structures.