Amul dairy model impresses visiting World Bank team

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Ahmedabad, Jun 18 (UNI) A team of World Bank officials, after visiting Amul cooperative dairy at Anand, felt that its founders had made it a success story to be replicated across the world.

A 17-member delegation, led by Michael Wong from the World Bank's office in Tanzania, was on a visit to study the impact of the Amul model of cooperative dairy development. The delegation met and interacted with Dr V Kurien, the father of the White Revolution.

They were briefed about the role played by Amul in shaping India's cooperative dairy industry, which enabled India to emerge as the largest milk producer in the world. The delegation felt that the visit was useful, informative and very inspirational.

The delegation comprised representatives from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, apart from World Bank officials from Washington DC and New Delhi. It also had representatives from government officials, NGOs and cooperatives from Africa.

On June 16-17, the delegation visited Amul Dairy, IRMA, a Village Dairy Co-operative Society, Amul Research and Development Association, Ode, Amul's cattle feed plant at Kanjari and Mother Dairy at Gandhinagar.

They also held wide-ranging discussions with Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Chairman Parthibhai G Bhatol and Managing Director B M Vyas.

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