In 2014, all the major dairy groups in the country, along with the Indian Dairy Association, resolved to observe Kurien’s birthday, 26 November, as National Milk Day.
Why is Milk Day celebrated in India?
The Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to appreciate dairy farmers and the dairy sector, and recognize the importance of milk as a global food. The dairy sector supports the livelihoods of millions of people in India.
What is Amul full form?
Kaira District Milk Union Limited (later renamed to Amul – Anand Milk Union Limited) was founded in 1946 through the efforts of Tribhuvandas Patel.
How did Amul get its name?
The word “Amul” is derived from Sanskrit word ‘Amulya’ which means ‘priceless’ or precious’. In the subsequent years Amul made cheese and baby food on a large commercial scale again processing buffalo milk creating a history in the world.
What is milk revolution?
White Revolution was one of the biggest dairy development movements, by the Indian Government, in India in 1970. It was a step taken by the Indian Government to develop and help the dairy industry sustain itself economically by developing a co-operative, while providing employment to the poor farmers.
Why should we drink milk?
It’s packed with important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, potassium and vitamin D. Plus, it’s an excellent source of protein. Drinking milk and dairy products may prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures and even help you maintain a healthy weight.