Dr.Verghese Kurien : "Father of the White Revolution", - (Operation Flood). (c). 3.
(c). Career : 3.
As the 'Amul dairy experiment' was replicated in Gujarat's districts in the neighbourhood of Anand, Kurien set all of them up under GCMMF in 1973 to sell the combined produce of the dairies under a single Amul brand.
Today GCMMF sells Amul products not only in India but also overseas.
He quit the post of GCMMF chairman in 2006 following disagreement with the GCMMF management.
When the National Dairy Development Board expanded the scope of Operation Flood to cover the entire country in its Phase 2 program in 1979: Kurien founded the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).
Kurien, played a key role in many other organisations, like chairing the Viksit Bharat Foundation, a body set up by the President of India.
Kurien was mentioned by the Ashoka Foundation as one of the eminent present Day Social Entrepreneurs. Kurien's life story is chronicled in his memoir I Too Had a Dream.
Interestingly Kurien, the person who revolutionised the availability of milk in India did not drink milk himself.
Nevertheless, the work of Kurien & his team in India took India from a milk importer to a milk & milk-products exporting nation within the span of two decades.
To be continued ...