BANGALORE: Varghese Kurien, father of Indian dairy industry, was felicitated on Tuesday by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and Karnataka Milk Federation. Kurien, who ushered in what is called as the white revolution, helped around 90 lakh families from 75,000 villages across India by establishing dairies, cooperative societies and rural administrative organisations. He created the ‘Ksheera Dhara’, the largest dairy development plan in the world which helped in increasing the milk production.
During the event, eight new Nandini products were launched. The CM highlighted the achievement of the government on the Suvarna Bhoomi project, initiated during Yeddyurappa’s tenure and covering ten lakh farmers with Rs 750 crore being disbursed among milk producers in the form of incentive of Rs 2 per litre.
Chariman of KMF G Somasekhara Reddy presided over the event. He said that, Nandini has reached the second position in the country as a brand, only next to ‘Amul’. He added that the customers will not be burdened with yet another price rise in the near future.