Verghese Kurien

1921 - 2012

Verghese Kurien

Verghese Kurien (26 November 1921 – 9 September 2012), known as the "Father of the White Revolution" in India, was a social entrepreneur whose "billion-litre idea", Operation Flood, made dairy farming India's largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment sector providing a third of all rural income. It made India the world's largest milk producer, doubled the milk available for each person, and increased milk output four-fold in 30 years.He pioneered the Anand model of dairy cooperatives and replicated it nationwide, based on various "top-down" and "bottom-up" approaches, where no milk from a farmer was refused and 70–80% of the price by consumers was paid in cash to dairy farmers who controlled the marketing, procurement, and processing of milk and milk products as the dairy's owners. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Verghese Kurien has received more than 1,761,270 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 235th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Verghese Kurien ranks 234 out of 287Before him are Ransom E. Olds, Fulgence Bienvenüe, Eugene Polley, Percy Hobart, Friedrich L. Bauer, and Da-Wen Sun. After him are William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, Butler Lampson, Yaakov Ziv, Donald Wills Douglas Sr., K. Eric Drexler, and Robert H. Dennard.

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Among people born in 1921, Verghese Kurien ranks 241Before him are Walter Rudin, Josef Holeček, Ben Bradlee, Steve Allen, Diana Barrymore, and Liz Smith. After him are James Blish, Stanisław Nagy, Edmondo Fabbri, Jimmy Giuffre, Betty Hutton, and Max Noether. Among people deceased in 2012, Verghese Kurien ranks 253Before him are Luis Alberto Spinetta, Geoffrey Hughes, Murray Rose, Ramaz Shengelia, Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, and Carmen Basilio. After him are Sancho Gracia, Richard Lynch, J. J. C. Smart, James Mellaart, Othmar Schneider, and Ahmed Jabari.

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In India

Among people born in India, Verghese Kurien ranks 415 out of 848Before him are Meira Kumar (1945), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Jyoti Basu (1914), Sachin Tendulkar (1973), Freida Pinto (1984), and B. D. Jatti (1912). After him are Abhishek Bachchan (1976), N. T. Rama Rao (1923), Vijay Mallya (1955), Surendranath Banerjee (1848), Saadat Hasan Manto (1912), and Nilakantha Somayaji (1444).

Among ENGINEERS In India

Among engineers born in India, Verghese Kurien ranks 2Before him are Percy Hobart (1885). After him are Tessy Thomas (1963).

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