Amul Cooperative – Company Profile

Amul is a cooperative dairy business in India. Cooperative consists of group of people who work together for their social, economic and cultural benefits. The headquarters of the industry is located in Anand, Gujarat. The word Amul is actually formed from a Sanskrit word Amulya, which means precious. Amul headed the white revolution in India which helped India to become the major producer of milk and other related products in the world.

History

The group was first organized as Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producer’s Union, which was shaped in 1946 with the aim of stopping the exploitation of milk producers by agents in a place named Anand. During early days, Polson dairy was the only dairy in Anand. The farmers were forced to travel long distances to supply their milk to the lone dairy. Polson was given the charge to collect the milk from the farmers of Anand and to distribute it to the Bombay city. But Polson dairy was not giving good price for the milk. This iniquitous practice made the people of Kaira district to unite. So the people decided to meet Sardar Vallabhai Patel. He advised the villagers to start a cooperative for lending the milk directly to the Bombay Milk plan without getting the help from Polson. Tribhuvandas Patel was the leader of this movement, but there was no change at all. The Bombay Milk plan was same as the Polson Dairy. Morarji Desai helped in organizing the farmers and they started a milk strike in 1946. This had led to the formation of Kaira District Cooperative. Milk was collected and processed by this cooperative. As the majority of the producers were minor farmers, the milk collection was dispersed. Later, the cooperative was managed by Dr. Varghese Kurien and Mr. H.M. Dalaya. Dr. Varghese Kurien was the first individual to discover white revolution in India. In 1964, Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Prime Minister of India, asked Dr. Kurien to start such cooperatives all around India. National Dairy Development Board was formed for starting such cooperatives.

Social Achievement

 Amul is distributing scholarships and awards for outstanding students and they have been doing this since 1992, the purpose of this scholarship is to pursue higher education for those who show academic excellence.

Company

GCMMF is India’s leading food products marketing association. This organization mainly helps in supporting Indian farmers and also works for achieving customer satisfaction. They are collecting around 9.0 million litres of milk per day. The profit made by Amul in the year 2010-2011 was about Rs 97.74 billion. The various products of Amul include Bread Spreads, Amul milk, UHT Milk Cheese, Amul PRO, Paneer, Ice creams,  Dahi, Milk powders, mithai mate, chocolates and Ghee.

Careers

They offer a unique career opportunity to explore your ideas, and those who are looking for the same can apply to Amul dairy without any hesitation. The openings will be announced through Visual Medias and Daily news papers and candidates can send their Curriculum Vitae to the company’s email ID careers@amuldiary.com.A