- Arrival of Dr.Verghese Kurien at Anand
- World’s First Buffalo Milk Powder plant
- Birth of Amul
- Prof. Bal Dattatraya Award Lecture 1990
- Twenty-third Shri Ram Memorial Lecture
- 1st Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture
To be quite honest, service to our nation's farmers was not the career I had envisioned for myself. But somehow, a series of events swept me along and put me in a certain place at a certain time when I had to choose between one option and another.
I trust, in a humble way - dairying is such as instrument of change: an instrument not only of technical change, but also of economic and social change. It is to such instruments that we must look to build the India tomorrow.
Milk is the only commodity which has to be collected twice a day, every day of the year. Thus, cooperatives are the only logical system for the dairy industry. About 85% of the industry in the US, Denmark and Australia is run by cooperatives. No other system will work for milk.
The milk of India is produced by millions of small and marginal farmers and landless labourers'. It is on their behalf and in their name that i accept this high honour.
I am supposed to exploit the consumer; and I will (exploit them), but not in a way that will create resentment. I have to milk the consumer. And milk them I will, but gently.
I am in the business of empowerment. Milk is just a tool in that.
All the tools are with us, in our Hands, to effect the transformation of our predominantly rural society. Never has an elite had such an opportunity.
True development is not the development of land, or of cows; it is the development of men and women.
In every successful grassroots cooperative, members trust their leaders. Trust is the most cost-effective way to manage cooperatives.
Who told you there is one Amul? There are more than 175 Amuls across various districts (in Gujarat).