Most of my former colleagues are senior to very senior citizens. I am blessed to have been a recipient of their love, affection and encouragement which has helped me in coming out with articles of interest -mostly related to NDDB and on subjects of common interest - regularly on Vrikshamandir. Two months from now this … Continue reading Audio conversations with former colleagues
Two significant announcements have been made by the government of India in a short span of one month on how India plans to deal with the twin problems of the oil sector- ever increasing reliance on imports to meet the growing demand and controlling the retail prices of edible oils. On 10th August the prime minister announced a plan to boost domestic production of edible oils at an … Continue reading Some thoughts and questions on India’s edible oil strategy
Dr. Hemendra Joshi Dr. Hemendra Joshi - NDDB / SAGP 1977- 2000, Banas Dairy 2001-2012 An overwhelming thought arose during my routine meditation today. And in the eyes of my mind I was pulled back for a while to about 5 decades to a time when I as a fresh college graduate from Anand veterinary … Continue reading Toughness of boss !
Narsimha Nakshatri Writes about the NDDB’S Oil Palm Projectof mid 1990’s an intitative under the Technology Mission for Oilseeds Year-1995-96; A watershed moment of my professional career Not many would remember that in 1995 National Dairy Development Board had initiated a project on ” Oil Palm”. The project was initiated in Mandya district of Karnataka … Continue reading NDDB’S Oil Palm Project; A turning point in my professional life journey
G KrishnanWondering was it Trust or Business Acumen? Memories tend to fade over time. However, not all. Memories tend to fade over time. However, not all. Some of them tend to remain firmly etched in one's mind despite the passage of time. Flashback to year 1977. I was a greenhorn Junior Officer in the NDDB,occupying … Continue reading Unforgettable Pankajbhai
On 6 September, 2021 some of us “Former NDDB Employees” had our second meet at “Virtual Vrikshamandir ”. We had two meetings that day first at 0700 am and the second at 0730 pm (India Time). Like the first meeting this time also there were more particpamts at the evening meeting. There was a marginal … Continue reading Second virtual zoom meet of some former NDDB employees at Vrikshamandir held on 6 September, 2021
G Rajan Rajan recollects an interesting incident Related articles Role of Market Intervention Operations and listned to Dr. Anejas’s lecture Dr. Aneja had returned from Delhi after a meeting with Senior Government Officers in various ministries regarding Market Intervention Operations in oil (MIO). MIO proposal was in final stages of discussions and approval. Finally, Govt … Continue reading Carry your ID proof
Dr. MPG Kurup writes with substantial inputs from his classmate Prof.Dr. M Krishnan Nair, Dean , Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences about Prof. Dr.M.N. Menon, Former Animal Husbandry Commissioner & Jt.Secretary , Government of India , New Delhi Dr. MN Menon was one of the most outstanding Veterinary Professionals in India : the crowning … Continue reading Tribute to Prof. Dr.M.N. Menon
G Krishnan G.Krishnan started his career in the NDDB as a Graduate Apprentice in 1973 and subsequently worked in the Planning Division and the Oilseeds and Vegetable Oil Wing. In 1978,he went on deputation to CLUSA and worked in the vegetable oil project for a brief period. Krishnan left NDDB in 1978 and worked in the banking sector. He was for … Continue reading Geetha VK, Oorumooppathi (Kadar Tribal Leader) from Vazachal Settlement, near Athirapilly, Trissur
Nagar writes about the early morning cacophony of musical and not so musical sounds in the calm and serene atmosphere of NDDB hostel in 1970s. And how it stopped thanks to Shri GM Jhala - the then (Director Technical) and later Secretary NDDB- renowned for his quick decision making. Here I am not talking about … Continue reading Will it survive the fall?
Guru Sakshath Parabrahma , Thasmii Sree Gurave Namah Founder Principal of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences College ,Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala , India Kerala got its first outstanding and highly qualified Veterinary Professional : A Practioner , Educator , Scientist , Manager , Development Specialist and Administrator : all rolled into one , in 1955 : … Continue reading Tribute to Dr.KS Nair GBVC (Bombay), MRCVS (UK), DTVM (UK)
Nagar writes yet another story basis real life happenings in his own inimitable style. Year 1982. I was in Karachi with Mike (Dr. Michael Halse, my guru). We were members the Pakistan Dairy Sector Review Mission fielded by the World Bank and led by Dr. V. Kurien. The evening we reached Karachi, Mike told me … Continue reading Looking for a Cowasji in Karachi