- 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
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.
I was fortunate that I enjoyed the support of all the governments that came to power. I have been and continue to be, highly critical of our bureaucracy. Fortunately for us, within our bureaucracy, there are a number of people who are dedicated, patriotic and able.
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.
India needs to show an honest face, a kind face, a human face - and not an arrogant face as the powerful nations of today (do).
True development is not the development of land, or of cows; it is the development of men and women.
Innovation cannot be mandated or forced on people; it is everywhere, a function of the quality of the people and the environment. We need to have enough skilled people working in a self- actuating environment to produce innovation
In every successful grassroots cooperative, members trust their leaders. Trust is the most cost-effective way to manage cooperatives.
I am like a cat, throw me wherever you want to, I will still stand on my feet Eight hours for dairy, eight hours for family and eight hours for sleep.
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 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.