On the proposed amendments to the NDDB act; A view point

The Government’s recent move to amend the NDDB act 37 of 1987 has drawn a lot of attention. In this article, I have attempted to analyse how the proposed amendments can be more effective by restructuring NDDB in the larger interest of the entire agricultural sector, including the dairy sector. In the last few days,Continue reading “On the proposed amendments to the NDDB act; A view point”

Vinod Huria Writes on amendment to NDDB Act; Another view point

All along we have subscribed to the notion, and Dr Kurien was very firm on this, that the job of the Government is governance and not business. We at the NDDB, promoted the cooperative sector as a form of managing business, where the ownership of the enterprise, vested with the major stakeholders (farmer producers). Although,Continue reading “Vinod Huria Writes on amendment to NDDB Act; Another view point”

One winter morning in Anand

The year 1991. I was still nine years away from leaving the National Dairy Development Board. I had always thought that God willing I will retire and live in Anand till I breathe my last and be taken to Kailash Bhoomi for cremation. I had my former colleagues and friends in the great City, theContinue reading “One winter morning in Anand”

Fearless Karamyogi

Dr Kurien was a fearless karmyogi and he never asked for anything for himself. I recall when Jagjivan Ram wanted a private dairy to be funded under Operation Flood (OF), Dr Kurien’s blunt reply was that it could not be done. Surely the Minister had wanted him to be sacked but could not because ofContinue reading “Fearless Karamyogi”

Persuasive Powers

There never was and never will be another Verghese Kurien who reigned like a Colossus over the dairy industry of India for over 50 years. He had the authority to rule over the industry because of his intense knowledge of the sector, his faith in the capacity of the rural milk producers and his selflessContinue reading “Persuasive Powers”

Dr HB Joshi appears for a job Interview at NDDB 1977

My job interview with NDDB and lessons learnt ! Slipping back to the den of glorious past in 1975, I had graduated from Gujarat College of Veterinary Science Anand and had obtained prestigious degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry ( BV Sc.& AH). I got my first job on an ad hocContinue reading “Dr HB Joshi appears for a job Interview at NDDB 1977”

I wrote in the minutes book of the NDDB Dairy Development Board

I enjoyed the task and it has become one of the many fond remembrances of my past with NDDB After joining the service at NDDB in January 1974, I underwent a “training” at village level milk producers cooperative societies affiliated to the Kheda District Milk Producers Union Ltd ( Amul Dairy). However, my training wasContinue reading “I wrote in the minutes book of the NDDB Dairy Development Board”

Dr. Kurien receives Lokmanya Tilak Award

I was NDDB, State Director for Maharashtra during 2000-2003. In the year 2002, we received a message that Dr. Kurien would visit to Pune to receive “Lokmanya TilakAward” constituted by Lokmanya Tilak Trust, at Tilak Smarak Bhavan, Pune. The entire staff comprising ten NDDB Officers was asked to attend the ceremony. The Tilak SmarakBhavan inContinue reading “Dr. Kurien receives Lokmanya Tilak Award”