2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 580 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.

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‘Milkman of India’ Verghese Kurien’s 94th Birth Anniversary Celebrated by Google

Dr.Verghese-KurienGoogle is celebrating 94th birth anniversary of popular social entrepreneur Verghese Kurien by posting a doodle on its homepage showing the white revolution with milk can in his hand.

Kurien, also known as ‘Father of the White Revolution‘, turned India from milk-deficient country to the world’s largest milk producer, exceeding America in 1998 with about 17 percent of world’s output in 2010-11.

With his sheer efforts, the daily farming became India’s largest self-sustaining industry. Not only that, he also turned the country self-sufficient in edible oils.

He successfully set up 30 institutions of excellence (like AMUL, GCMMF, IRMA, NDDB) which are owned, controlled by farmers and run by professionals.

As a founding founding chairman of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), his biggest creation is Amul brand of daily products.

Verghese Kurien died on September 9, 2012 in Nadiad, Gujarat. He was 90 year-old.