Monday, September 10, 2012


Dr. Verghese Kurien passed away yesterday.

A Legend of the Dairy Business in India, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation  and its iconic AMUL brand are now synonymous with the country's dairy industry.

"""GCMMF is India's largest food product marketing organisation with an annual turnover (2011-12) of INR 11,668 crore ($2.5 billion). Its daily milk procurement is approximately 13 million litres from 16,117 village milk cooperative societies, 17 member-unions covering 24 districts, and 3.18 million milk producer members.
Amul's product portfolio consists of milk, butter, cheese, ice-cream, ghee, chocolate, milk powder and baby food, besides others. It exports of milk products is now worth INR 95 crore, while its network of 7,000 distributors and over a million retail outlets across India."""""

Source: MILESTONES (This is an excellent summary of his legendary career)

LINKS From Business Standard Newspaper Mumbai -Monday 10, September 2012
White Revolutionary: India's Milkman will always ring a bell
Kurien, the doodhwalla visionary

More Links on Verghese Kurien and AMUL -
GCMMF :: Amul - The Taste of India | Bread Spread Producers in ...
Amul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Verghese Kurien - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I Too Had a Dream -by Verghese Kurien & Gouri Salvi
I Too Had a Dream

As Indian face numerous controveries in the Coal Sector, indecision in 2G auctions and crises in the Power Sector, one can only hope that a Verghese Kurien emerges in each of these troubled but critical sectors to get them back on track

R.I.P Dr.Verghese Kurien (1921-2012)

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