Verghese Kurien,the father of white revolution in the country,on Sunday called upon the milk producers to stay united against the multinational companies and opportunists who aimed to destroy the cooperative institutes in the country.
Kurien was speaking after inaugurating the state-of-the- art Whey Powder Plant at Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltds (Amul) satellite dairy in Khatraj in Kheda district. The day also marked the 65th foundation day of Amul dairy. All the milk producers should come together and unite against the foreign multinationals as well as those opportunists within the country trying to destroy the cooperative institutes, Kurien said.
He praised the contribution by Tribhuvandas Patel,the founding member of Amul dairy,and dairy expert M M Dalaya. He said the milk producers of the cooperative societies had preserved the tradition of coming up with new products and development of the sector.
The fully integrated Whey Powder plant has been set up with an investment of Rs 45 crore and is equipped with the latest technology for clarification,separation,pasteurisation,membrane filtration and electro-dialysis.