Lankan envoy in India visits Amul Headquarters in Gujarat

Prime Commissioner Moragoda (proper) with Amul Managing Director Dr. R.S. Sodhi

The Prime Commissioner visiting Amul’s Kaira Milk Union dairy plant

The Prime Commissioner and his delegation with the officers of Amul


  • Discusses techniques and way to give a boost to dairy sector cooperation

Sri Lanka sought techniques and way to expand its dairy business with the cooperation of India, when an legitimate delegation led by way of Sri Lanka’s Prime Commissioner to New Delhi, Milinda Moragoda held discussions remaining week with the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Advertising Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), popularly referred to as Amul. 

Prime Commissioner Moragoda met Amul Managing Director Dr. R.S. Sodhi for discussions on the Federation’s headquarters in Anand, all over the previous’s first legitimate consult with to the State of Gujarat since assuming place of work in India. He met with state officers and possible traders.

The dialogue with the delegation led by way of Amul Managing Director focussed on dairy sector cooperation between Sri Lanka and India with particular consideration on uploading Amul dairy merchandise in the course of the present Indian credit score line and replicating the Amul cooperative type in Sri Lanka to be able to making sure self-sufficiency in milk. The opportunity of introducing buffalo farming to Sri Lanka as a supply of milk with the technical help of Amul used to be additionally mentioned. In India, buffalo milk accounts for 45% of the whole milk manufacturing of the rustic, whilst 55% of Amul’s overall milk manufacturing comes from buffaloes. 

Following the dialogue, the Prime Commissioner and the delegation visited Kaira Milk Union dairy plant in Anand the place packaging of milk and manufacturing of different dairy meals happen. 

Shaped in 1946 as a cooperative society in line with the exploitation of marginal milk manufacturers by way of buyers and brokers in small towns, Amul used to be carefully related to anti-colonial sentiments and India’s independence motion. As of late, Amul is collectively managed by way of 3.6 million milk manufacturers in 18,565 villages in Gujarat. Those village cooperatives shape 13 milk unions and the GCMMF purposes because the apex frame of the ones milk unions and manages the cooperative. The Federation is the biggest meals merchandise advertising organisation in India. 

Amul spurred India’s ‘White Revolution’ or attaining self-sufficiency in milk, reworking India from a milk-deficient country into the sector’s greatest milk manufacturer, surpassing the USA of The us in 1998. This used to be achieved via replicating the Amul type right through India.

Underneath the steering of freedom fighter and unifier of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel turned into the founding chairman of the organisation and led it till his retirement within the 70s. Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is regarded as to be the person in the back of the giant good fortune of Amul, joined the organisation in 1949 as its Common Supervisor, and later turned into the founder Chairman of the GCMMF in 1973, a publish that he held till 2006. 

All the way through his consult with to Amul headquarters, Prime Commissioner Moragoda paid floral tributes to the statues of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel and Dr. Verghese Kurien.


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