- 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
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.
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.
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 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.
India's place in the sun would come from the partnership between wisdom of its rural people and skill of its professionals
Who told you there is one Amul? There are more than 175 Amuls across various districts (in Gujarat).
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.
If we can again create the environment, the opportunity, and the education, our villages will provide a new generation of leaders who will not only rebuild our cooperative movement, but who will help us to build a truly great nation.