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I Too had a Dream – Verghese Kurien

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I Too Had A Dream is a true story told by the visionary and revolutionary Dr. Verghese Kurien. He is known for the milk production movement in India. The book narrates the innovative story of how farmers were empowered to build strong co-operatives and increase the production of milk, which ultimately resulted in India becoming the highest milk producer in the world.

The story tells readers how Dr. Kurien met the group of farmers in Anand, Gujarat. They were forming Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited, which is popularly known as Amul today. He became friends with the cooperative chief Mr. Tribhuvandas Patel and was impressed by the integrity and commitment of the cooperative’s members. He joined them to sell milk in a more organized fashion. The Anand model of a cooperative became famous soon and seeing the idea germinate well, the Government requested him to form the National Dairy Development Board to promote such cooperatives all over India. Milk production expanded and India had a surplus for the next 30 years, becoming the largest producer in the world. Amul became a famous brand too. The book tells readers how Dr. Kurien developed the agri business with his keen vision, uplifted poor farmers and empowered women in villages. Read about a revolution in milk production and distribution like no other in the world, in this book.

I Too Had A Dream was published by Rolibooks in 2005. It is available in paperback.

Key Features:

The book narrates the revolutionary story of Amul in India.
It teaches readers about an organized way to follow a dream and how to be committed to a cause.

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About the Author
Born and brought up in Calicut, Kerala to a Syrian Christian family, Verghese Kurien completed his graduation in physics from Loyola College, Madras and then became a mechanical engineer. For his achievement of the billion litre idea, also known as Operation Flood, he was nicknamed the ‘Father of the White Revolution’. He is also known as the ‘Milkman of India’ and he won many awards including the Padma Vibhushan and the World Food Prize. He was the founder chairman of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, under which the Amul brand of dairy products became famous.


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