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GOOGLE CELEBRATES INDIA’S ‘MILK MAN’ VERGHESE KUREIN’S 94TH BIRTHDAY

Google is celebrating Verghese Kurien’s 94th birth anniversary with its doodle. The doodle shows the white revolution with milk can in the hands of the popular social entrepreneur, along with a cow standing nearby. Kurien, also known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution,’ turned India from milk-deficient country to the world’s largest milk producer, exceeding America in 1998 with about 17 percent of world’s output in 2010-11.

Not only this, with his efforts, daily farming became India’s largest self-sustaining industry. His biggest creation was Amul brand of daily products. Verghese Kurien died on 9 September, 2012 in Nadiad, Gujarat. He was 90-year-old. Google is celebrating 94th birth anniversary of popular social entrepreneur Verghese Kurien by posting a doodle on its homepage showing the white revolution with milk can in his hand. Kurien, also known as ‘Father of the White Revolution’, turned India from milk-deficient country to the world’s largest milk producer, exceeding America in 1998 with about 17 percent of world’s output in 2010-11.

With his sheer efforts, the daily farming became India’s largest self-sustaining industry. Not only that, he also turned the country self-sufficient in edible oils. He successfully set up 30 institutions of excellence (like AMUL, GCMMF, IRMA, NDDB) which are owned, controlled by farmers and run by professionals. As a founding chairman of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), his biggest creation is Amul brand of dairy products.

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