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Founder of Sabar Dairy

chairman Late Shri Bhurabhai Patel

Late Shri Bhurabhai Kodidas Patel, a farmer from Prantij taluka of Sabarkantha district was a great visionary. He had a dream of forming a milk cooperative society with other farmers, who were the victims of exploitation by the private milk suppliers and milk contractors in that time. He then with the guidance and advice of Dr Varghese Kurien formed a milk cooperative society and started collecting and supplying the milk to the municipal dairy at Ahmedabad. The first such 20 societies were formed in different villages of Prantij taluka. It was a turning point for the milk producers and gradually formation of milk producer co-operative

societies was started. As more and more farmers came together in support of the movement the need for a large scale milk processing facility was felt as the Municipal Dairy at Ahmedabad, being a consumer oriented dairy, could not accept all the milk procured from the district, and to process the milk by its own, a milk processing dairy called the Sabarkantha District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Limited (Sabar Dairy) was taken birth.

The founder chairman of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF)

Dr. Verghese Kurien Late Shri Dr. Verghese Kurien

Father of the white revolution in India Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is also the founder chairman of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) helped and guided our founder chairman Late Shri Bhurabhai Kodidas Patel to form milk cooperative societies with other farmers, who were the victims of exploitation by the private milk suppliers and milk contractors.He empowered rural people of Sabarkantha district to be self-sufficient through co-operative milk societies created on the foundation of democracy and he successfully shown the path of a decent livelihood to the rural people.