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Shri Tribhuvandas Patel

Shri Tribhuvandas Patel successfully led farmers against the unfair trade practices of traders of Polson and Polson Dairy and established Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Limited on 14th December 1946 which is today knownas “Amul”.

Honesty of purpose and sincerity of his efforts at social service earned him respect of the masses. Tribhuvandas Patel delivered the objective successfully which Sardar had made him responsible for. The basic approach adopted by Shri Tribhuvandas Patel was first to establish co-operatives in the villages. These co-operatives were literally the “base” of the entire venture.

He insisted that each village co-operative should be open to all farmers in the village regardless of caste, creed or community. He placed equal emphasis on the principle of ‘one man one vote’ regardless of each member’s social and economic status. He never looked back since then and gave the dairy cooperative movement world recognition with the assistance of Dr. Verghese Kurien, better known as “Father of White Revolution” in India.