Dr. Satish Kulkarni a graduate of Mysore University obtained his Diploma and Doctoral degree in Dairy Technology from the National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore and Karnal. Later he spent 2 years in Germany for post doctoral research. In the year 2009 he was awarded PG diploma in Intellectual property rights by the National Law School University, Hyderabad.
Dr.Kulkarni started his career with the Karnataka Milk Federation as Dairy Technologist and subsequently joined the National Dairy Research Institute at Karnal as Scientist. He became the Principal Scientist in the year 1998 and Head of the Southern Regional Station of the National Dairy Research Institute at Bangalore in the year 2008. He retired from the service of the Institute in the year 2015.
During his service at the Institute, Dr. Kulkarni handled many research projects and also assisted more than 90 processing units in production, processing and launch of newer products etc. He was a qualified lead auditor ISO- 9001 & ISO – 22000. He has guided many students in their dissertation at M.Tech. & Ph.D level. His contributions were recognized through many awards and some of these are; LaljiGodhoo Award of AFST(I) – 2 times, Fellowship from AFST(I) and Dairy Technology Society, Karnal, 3 team awards from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. He was also awarded the best Teachers Award of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi in the year 2008.
Dr. Kulkarni has served the professional associations like the Indian Dairy Association, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, Mysore in various capacities. He was the president of the AFST(I), Mysore for the year 2009-10. Dr. Kulkarni was the chairman of the South Zone of IDA and continues to be member of the Central Executive Committee of IDA, New Delhi for the past 8 years. He has served as President of the Alumni Association of Bangalore. He was the Secretary General of the Dairy Industry Conference held at Bangalore in the year 2005.
Dr. Kulkarni was invited to join the board of KVFSAU, Bidar, Vety University of Andhra Pradesh, Board of Studies of Tanuvas, Chennai, Aavin Chennai and also Panel member for two terms with Food Safety and Standards Authority. Many of these assignments are continuing even today.
Currently Dr. Kulkarni is associated with “Dairy Skills & Food QualityAcademy” – a consultancy organization as Founder Partner, and assisting couple of projects in Dairy Processing and launch of newer products.
Dr. Kulkarni is settled in Bangalore and he can be contacted on mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Ajay Khosla is the Vice-President, Indian Dairy Association (IDA). Earlier, he was holding this chair during 2010-2017. Mr. Ajay Khosla was the member-CEC since 2007 and life member of IDA. He was the member of ZEC (NZ) for two terms. He is also the member of the Editorial Board of IDA Journals namely Indian Dairyman and Indian Journal of Dairy Science.
He has in total over 40 years of dairy industry experience in various capacities, managing different functions of dairy plant operations, project & planning.
Presently serving as Advisor, NDDB Dairy Services, New Delhi — a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board. During the 2010-2016, he was Executive Director, NDDB Dairy Services. He is also on the board of NDDB Dairy Services besides as an Expert Director on the Board of Producer owned institutions.
Prior to this, he headed for over 28 years starting from year 1983 the technical, procurement, manufacturing operations and General Management in the Manufacturing Functions of Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Private Limited. He held the position of Executive Director and also as Chief Operations Officer with Mother Dairy.
During his stint with Mother Dairy, he steered the operations to develop state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and adopt GMP, Best Practices in Plant Maintenance, Quality Management Systems, Hygiene & Food Safety Systems and the plant won many prestigious awards at National level in recognition of its exemplary achievements in the area of productivity enhancement, energy conservation, plant maintenance and Innovation.
He has extensive experience in various functions of dairy business like dairy engineering, production, procurement, quality management, project implementation & management, technology up-gradation, plant automation, energy conservation, strategic planning, infrastructure development, cost control and implementation of TPM, TQM and ISO/HACCP.
In the initial period of his professional career he worked with Punjab Dairy Development Corporation at their Milk Plant Ludhiana, Punjab and subsequently with Dalmia Dairy Industries, Bharatpur (Rajasthan) and was responsible for production and quality functions.
Born on 24th March, 1952. Mr. Khosla did his graduation in Dairy Technology from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (Haryana) in 1973.
Dr. G.R. Patil is former Joint Director (Academic) of the National Dairy Research Institute, Deemed University Karnal. He is a member of the Central Executive Committee of the Indian Dairy Association.
Dr. Patil was earlier the Head of the Dairy Technology Division, NDRI, Karnal.
Mr. R S Sodhi, 58, Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., (AMUL) Anand Gujarat, is a first-batch alumnus from IRMA, Anand, India and obtained his B.E.(Ag) degree from CTAE, Udaipur, India. Mr. Sodhi joined GCMMF (AMUL) in the year 1982 directly after completing his post-graduation in rural management from IRMA and rose to the present level of Managing Director in June 2010. In fact, Mr. Sodhi has grown with GCMMF (Amul) & the Amul cooperative movement, since the beginning of his professional career.
Mr. Sodhi has 35 years of rich experience in leading & developing cooperative sector within Indian dairy industry, having served dairy farmers in several capacities. He has been responsible for creating the current structure of the Amul, enabling the organization to maintain and enhance its leadership status within Indian dairy industry.
For last more than 35 years, Mr. R S Sodhi has been providing dynamic leadership to Amul and the entire Indian dairy industry, especially the critical cooperative dairy sector, which generates livelihood for millions of dairy farmers and provided essential goodness of milk nutrients to one billion Indian consumers. Due to Mr. Sodhi’s leadership, Amul accounts for 25% of organized dairy industry, within India. He has inspired Amul to achieve 1st rank in Indian food category as per brand trust report 2015 and 13th position on the list of top milk processors of the world and win several national and international awards for innovations in dairy sector.
In fact, since he took over as National Head of Marketing, Sales & Distribution function at Amul head office in 1993, the business turnover of Amul has grown twenty seven -fold from Rs. 980 crores in 1994-95, to RS. 27,043 in 2016-17. Mr. R S Sodhi steered Amul through a period of intense competitive environment, when MNCs as well as regional brands challenged the leadership of Amul in domestic market. Under his marketing leadership, Amul successfully weathered all challenges and the ‘Amul’ brand retained its supremacy in the Indian market.
Marketing acumen of Mr. Sodhi has helped to expand the market for Amul. With expanding market and growing demand, Amul was able to collect higher quantity of milk from more number of farmers. This enabled the cooperative to double its membership base from 17 lakhs farmer-members in 1993 to 36 lakhs farmer-members in 2017. Growing demand for Amul products in Indian market spurred Amul to expand its footprint from 8900 village-level dairy cooperative societies in 1993 to 18600 societies in 2017. This ensured that the economic and social benefits of Amul dairy cooperative movement were shared by 48% of rural population of Gujarat state of India.
Mr. R S Sodhi took over as Managing Director of GCMMF (Amul) in 2010. Under his leadership, milk procurement price paid by Amul to farmers increased by 102%, in the last 7 years, from Rs. 338 per Kg-fat in 2009-10 to 680 per Kg-Fat in 2016-17. Through remunerative prices and technological support, Mr. RS Sodhi encouraged the farmers of Amul to increase milk procurment by 94% in the last 6 years, from 91 lakhs litres per day in 2009-10 to 176.46 lakhs litres per day in 2016-17. During the same period (last seven years), under the leadership of Mr. R S Sodhi, the business turnover of GCMMF has grown by 238% from Rs. 8005 crores in 2009-10 to Rs. 27043 crores during 2016-17.
Over the years, Mr. Sodhi has helped to expand Amul cooperative network by facilitating addition of five new district level dairy cooperative Unions into Amul family, as regular (ordinary) members of GCMMF i.e. Amreli, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Kutch and Porbandar. Under the leadership of Mr. R S Sodhi, GCMMF through its constituent Member Unions has started procuring milk from farmers of several other states of India outside Gujarat, including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Goa, Chattisgarh Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Mr. R S Sodhi has ensured that benefits of Amul cooperative movement extends to farmers across India, by expanding the Amul cooperative network beyond Gujarat state.
Under his leadership, Amul has created 300 lakhs liter per day milk handling capacity. Under his guidance, it was also decided to increase milk processing capacity from current level to around 380 lakhs liter per day.
Under the leadership of Mr. R S Sodhi, in order to improve productivity of animal, Amul has initiated Strategic Productivity Enhancement Programme. Under this programme set of activities like Artificial Insemination, Pure breeding, Calf rearing vaccination, deworming etc. is carried out to improve productivity of milch animals. Similarly, to provide nutritionally balanced Total Milk Ration at lower cost for better milk productivity and animal health, Amul is encouraging its member unions to initiate Total Mixed Ration project. To improve fertility of animal, Amul has initiated Fertility Improvement Programme (FIP). Under this programme a dedicated and experienced team of Veterinary doctors conducted animal camps in selected villages. Over the years, district-level member unions of Amul (GCMMF) have selected 9000 villages and registered 6 lakhs milch animals. Out of total registered animals 3.6 lakhs animals became pregnant.
He focused on integrating the key business processes through the use of Information Technology. He not only championed the implementation of the first ERP at Amul in 2000, but also steered the implementation of SAP across Amul (GCMMF) and its district-level constituent Member Unions in the last three years. Under his leadership, GCMMF has already started several new and innovative IT initiatives to improve last mile distribution efficacy.
Mr. R S Sodhi has also been actively involved in creating a pool of managerial talent in the country. He has been a visiting faculty at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, for more than two decades. He has always been forthcoming in sharing his wealth of experience, at innumerable International and national seminars, including events at Harvard Business School, CLAL Dairy Forum Italy, Ismaili Economic Forum, Dubai and various IDF international events over the years.
For almost three decades, Mr. Sodhi has worked under direct guidance & mentorship of the legendary Dr. Verghese Kurien (father of dairy cooperative movement in India) and has ensured that values cherished by Dr. Kurien, such as integrity, dedication, courage, honesty, commitment to farmers and to consumers, remained deeply ingrained in the culture of Amul.
Dr. Geeta Patel is presently working as Chairperson of Udaipur Dugdh Utpaadak Sahakari Sangh Ltd., Govardhan Vilas Udaipur. Born on 1st February 1971 in Sangawa, Mavli Tehsil, in Udaipur District in a farmer family, Dr. Geeta Patel did her Post-Graduation in Chemistry in 1992 and B.Ed. in 1995. She did her doctorate on "Photocatalitic Recovery of Metals" in Chemistry in 1996 and also 7 papers were published in journals.
Dr. Geeta Patel is currently holding the position of Chairperson for the third consecutive term since 2005 at Udaipur Dugdh Utpaadak Sahakari Sangh Ltd. Apart from this, she is the National President of Akhil Bhartiya Dairy Prakoshth, Sahakar Bharati; Board of Director, Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd., Jaipur. She is also an active member of National Council of Cooperative Training (NCCT - Government of India); Marketing Committee Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd., Jaipur; Member of District Sports Council, Udaipur and District Public Education Committee, Udaipur.
In addition to administrative obligations, Dr. Geeta Patel is also contributing towards many social institutions. She is the National President of All India Dangi-Patel-Patidar Samaj (Women's Forum), Director of Patel (Dangi) Social Welfare Association, Rajasthan and an active member of Dangi Jagriti Manch.
In the past years Dr. Geeta Patel has successfully carried out many responsibilities. From year 1995 - 2000 she has been engaged as a President of Panchayat Samiti, Bhinder and was elected as a of District Council of Udaipur year 2000-2005. From year 2005 to 2010, Dr. Geeta Patel had been assigned the post of Chairman of Finance and Taxation Committee, District Council, Udaipur.
She has been the Director of Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd., Jaipur from year 2006 to 2011. She has also been on the designation of the President of Federal Committee, Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd., Jaipur.
Dr. Geeta Patel has also been providing her constant support as a member in following organizations:
Dr. S.K. Kanawjia is presently working as Emeritus Scientist (Formerly Principal Scientist), Dairy Technology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. He did post graduation (Dairy Technology) from University of Allahabad. Later he did PhD in Dairy Technology from Kurukshetra University (NDRI) and Post Doctoral Research from Cornell University, USA.
His areas of expertise are Cheese Technology, Fermented foods, Paneer Technology, Value added products and health/functional foods. His research and teaching contributions include 40 projects, 26 technologies/ processes developed and have guided 22 M. Tech (DT) and12 PhD students. He has to his credit several publications, 220 research/technical papers, 40 book/book chapters, 2 monographs, 140 research paper abstracts, 130 presentations and 6 patent applications filed.
Dr. Kanawjia has several awards and distinctions to his credit, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai memorial prize-1988-89, Best Teacher Award-2014, IDA best research paper award-1998, AFST (I) Best research poster award-2004, K.U. Patel memorial award 2004, AFST(I) Best research poster presentation award-2005, DTSI Best research poster presentation award -2006 and NBGR Silver Jubilee First Best paper presentation Award-2009.Best PhD thesis Award-2014,Best oral presentation award (IIFANS), at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, IISMAAS), at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Best poster presentation Award-NIFTEM, Best Poster award (IDA)-2014,Bagged First prize-Anveshan of North Zone-2015.
During his professional career he has upgraded his knowledge and experience by various trainings, Foundation course training, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad (AP), Advanced training in Education Biotechnology under FAO/AHRD programme at Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Ithaca (NY) USA, short course on Membrane and its applications, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, HACCP (hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) Lead Auditor Training Course, SGS India Ltd.
He is life member of various professional bodies including Indian Science Congress, Indian Dairy Association, Fellow, National Academy of Dairy Science, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India, Dairy Technology Society of India, Probiotic Association of India, Indian Society of Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization, New York Academy of Sciences, USA and Indian Dairy Engineers Association and International Dairy Federation, group A-7. Dr. Kanawjia is also an expert member, National Commission of International Dairy Federation of Dairy Foods.
Dr. Tushar Kumar Mukhopadhyay, born on 30th November, 1956, at Kolkata completed his schooling from St. Joseph’s College, Bowbazar, Kolkata, and passed the Higher Secondary Examination under the West Bengal Board of Secondary Examination with First Division. Joined the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and completed B-Tech (Hons) in Agricultural Engineering with First Class in 1978 and thereafter M-Tech in Agricultural Engineering (specialization in Dairy and Food Engineering) from the same Institute in 1980.Published 7 (seven) Technical Papers/Write up in National and International Journals/ Magazines. Member of the Indian Dairy Association for more than 30 years of which more than 20 years as Life Member.
Started service as Apprentice Category – I Trainee of West Bengal Cluster Federation from 01.08.1980 with National Dairy Development Board, Anand. Trained in Dairy Plant Management, Milk Procurement and Extension.
Placed with ‘The Bhagirathi Co-operative Milk Producer’s Union Limited’, Berhampore, as Assistant Engineer and served from 01.09.81 to 16.06.84 as the Engineer-in-Charge.
Project Engineer, West Bengal Co-operative Milk Producer’s Federation Ltd., Kolkata, from 25.06.1984 to 31.12.1993 and was involved with design and execution of Milk Plants, Cattle Feed and Liquid Nitrogen Plants, etc. Was associated with the expansion of Mother Dairy, Kolkata, from 4.0 LLPD to 6.0 LLPD and setting up of Metro Dairy, Kolkata, 4.0 LLPD, in the initial stages.
Mr. Kirit K Mehta is the Managing Director of Mehta Dairies at Kolhapur.
Mr. Mehta is a commerce graduate and member of the Central Executive Committee of Indian Dairy Association.
Dr. Raja Rathinam is the Managing Director, Swaayam Ksheer Producer Company initiated by UNDP under New Generation Cooperative along with additional assignment of supporting the programme of income generation activities through Livestock Resources in Inter Cooperation initiated by Swiss Development Corporation in Dairy, Backyard Poultry and Goatary Projects.
The present project aims to help the under privileged for better income generation in Eastern UP, initially in Varanasi Division through value addition on production, processing and marketing of milk production under challenging situation for the past 4 years ( Initially 2 years as technical service provider and now continue to work as CEO to achieve the vision in the challenging situation).
Dr. Raja Rathinam was in Planning Commission, Working Group with Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. He was also in the committee on Strategic Planning for Adoptability on climate Change in Agriculture especially in Animal Husbandry in association with various agencies for Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Forest & Environment.
Dr. Raja Rathinam has been trained in FAO,Rome for implementing latest Technology on FOOD production with an aim of better return to the farmers. He has been invited by various countries including Canada, Japan, Australia, United States of America, Singapore, Germany and other countries for sharing my achievements on small scale Dairy Farmers success in India along with its suitability of such activities in other developing countries.
Ph.D (Dairy Science), National Institute of Nutrition under Indian Council of Medical Research & Agra University
Dr. Raja Rathinam is member in various prestigious organisation like Association of Food science and Technologist Association, Mysore, Indian Dairy Association, New Delhi, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, Asian Journal of Dairy Science Agra, Asia Dairy pacific Dairy Association, Bangkok, Rotary International and other prestigious organisation.
MR. Ram Chandra Choudhary is the Chairman of Ajmer Milk Union. He is also the Chairman Rajasthan Krishak Samaj.
Born on 24th August 1945, in a farmer's family Mr. Choudhary was attached to rural mass from the childhood days. He joined congress movement during his student days in sixties.
During his youth days he joined White Revolution movement by becoming Chairman of milk coop' society Devas in Masuda Block in seventies.
He is the Chairman of Ajmer Dist. Milk coop. union since last 25th years. Under his leadership, the union has paid the highest milk price to the farmers in Rajasthan besides providing subsidized Feed, mineral mixture, medicines. They are also covered with social security by way of human insurance, health insurance and cattle Insurance.
Mr. Sudhir Kumar Singh is working as a Managing Director, Vaishal Patliputra Dugdh Utpadak Sahkari Sangh Ltd.(Patna Dairy Project) Sudha.
B.Tech in Dairying from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.
M.B.A., Specialization in Marketing of Milk & Milk Products from Cranefiled University, England (U.K)
Having more than 35 years of experience in Dairy Industry and presently working as C.E.O. Patna Dairy Project (Sudha) which is a leading brand of Eastern Zone
Mr. Rajesh Subramaniam is a Chemical Engineer with a post-graduate diploma in rural management from the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).
He has been associated with IDMC for a period of over 27 years. He started his career with IDMC in 1990 as a Management Trainee & over the period of years, has grown with the organization handling various roles.
During his career at IDMC, he has been involved in the successful completion of various projects in the field of dairy, cattle-feed, refrigeration, beverage and pharmaceuticals. He has held several senior positions in the company giving him an exposure to manufacturing, product development and execution of projects. He is currently the Acting Managing Director at IDMC.
Dr. K.S. Ramachandra is a renowned Animal Nutritionist of the Country with vast experience as a researcher, planner and policy implementation expert. After graduating in Science in the year 1972, he did his Indian Dairy Diploma from the National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore and subsequently post graduation in the discipline of Animal Husbandry from Allahabad Agricultural Institute in the year 1976. He obtained his Doctorate degree in the year 1993 from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal in the discipline of Animal Nutrition.
Dr. Ramachandra started his professional career with the Karnataka Dairy Development Corporation in 1976 and subsequently joined Agricultural Research Services of Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1978. During his long service of more than 30 years at different ICAR institutes, his contribution to the discipline of animal nutrition has been note worthy. In the area of livestock feed resources availability and utilization, he is considered as one of the pioneers in the country and the base line information generated in this area has been utilized by policy makers, planners and researchers for formulating short term and long term strategies. The technologies developed by Dr.Ramachandra and his team for utilization of sunflower heads and castor cake as livestock feed has made profound impact across the country for overall augmentation of animal feed resources.
Dr. Ramachandra held the position of Technical Expert in the rank of Additional Secretary to Government of India at The National Rainfed Area Authority, Planning Commission, New Delhi from November 2007 to January 2015 wherein he was actively involved in providing technical and policy support to various Central Ministries and State governments for integrated and holistic development in rainfed areas of the country, especially for dairy and animal husbandry development.
Dr. Ramachandra as Life Member of IDA for past more than 25 years has made significant contribution to growth and development of Indian Dairy Association. He has held the positions of Member, Central Executive Committee, IDA, Secretary, IDA(SZ), Treasurer IDA (SZ) and has been instrumental in organizing sucessful DICs in the past.
He also held important positions outside IDA like Member Secretary -Inter-Ministerial Team for recommending drought mitigation strategies in Bundelkhand region of U.P. and M.P. States; Member, Mid-Term Appraisal Committee (Agriculture & Allied Sectors) of 11th Five Year Plan, Member- Advisory Committee on Matters relating to the Development of Animal Husbandry and Dairy in the States/ UTs constituted by Planning Commission in February 2009 under the Chairmanship of Dr. N.R.Bhasin ; Member - QRT of IGFRI, Jhansi and CAZRI, Jhodpur; Member-Working Group (Animal Husbandry and Dairying) of 12th Five Year Plan.
Dr. Raghunath Chattopadhyay did his graduation in Veterinary Science Animal & Husbandry with distinction and Honours in Preventive Veterinary Medicine from Bengal Veterinary College under Calcutta University in 1965. He joined as Veterinary Assistant Surgeon at Haringhata Farm. Subsequently, promoted as Supervisor, Veterinary Services being selected by Public Service Commission in West Bengal. He was further promoted as Assistant Superintendent (Livestock Management) again through selection by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. During the year 1971, he was selected as Superintendent of Livestock and was attached to World Food Programme 618 project. After taking extra ordinary leave, he completed his Masters Degree in Animal Husbandry from Kalyani University in 1973 and secured first position with first class.
During the year 1977, he was selected by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) as Project Executive and was posted at Anand. He was mainly looking after Farmer’s Organization and technical input services as well as project planning for Operation Flood. He was promoted to the post of Sr. Executive in the year 1982 and was responsible for Supervision of various projects under Operation Flood. He completed Management Development Programme from Institute of Rural Management, Anand in 1986.
In the year 1986, he was posted as State Programme Coordinator for Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Besides Farmer’s Organization and technical input services, he was also responsible for overall supervision of Milk Procurement, Processing, Quality Assurance, Marketing of Milk and Milk Products as well as Financial Management of the ongoing project. He was promoted as Manager in the year 1987 with additional responsibilities. In the year 1992, he was shifted to Uttar Pradesh as State Programme Coordinator for overall supervision of project execution in Uttar Pradesh under Operation Flood Programme. He was also given additional responsibility as General Manager of Animal Breeding Center, an Exotic Cattle Breeding Farm at Rai Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.
During the year 1994, he was deputed as Managing Director of Ajmer Milk Union for rehabilitation of sick Dairy Project with 1 lakh litre capacity milk processing per day with drying facility for 10 metric ton as well as production of cattle feed 100 metric ton per day.
In the year 1999, he was posted in the Eastern Region to supervise execution of the project under Operation Flood in Eastern India. He was also promoted as General Manager during the year 1999 and continued till July 2001.
During his various assignments in the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), he was representing National Dairy Development Board as a member of the Board of Directors of various Milk Union, State Dairy Federations and Members of the Management Committee of Mother Dairy & Metro Dairy, Calcutta.
After retirement from National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in 2001, he was assigned as General Manager of Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala, Bidaj, Gujarat and responsible for overall management of the Dairy Cattle Breeding Project including Asia’s largest embryo transfer unit and frozen semen production unit, besides managing a large fodder farm of 750 acres of land.
After completing the assignment at Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala, he has been assigned as Officer on Special Duty, Kaira Dist. Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd., Kolkata to initiate Milk Processing, Packing and its Marketing in West Bengal and continuing the same assignment till today.
He was a member of Indian Science Congress and Life Member of Indian Dairy Association. He was also a member of Governor’s Advisory Committee on Dairy Development in Punjab and also member secretary of Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala Project.
Core Competency:- His Core Competency is in the area of operation of Dairy Cooperatives, Animal Health and Cattle Breeding Operation. Besides these, the Management of Dairy Processing Units and Farmer’s Organization is worth mentioning.
Mr. Arun Patil has obtained B.Tech (Agril. Engg.) from MPKV, Rahuri, Maharashtra in 1975, followed by M.Tech.(Dairy & Food Engg.) from IIT, Kharagpur,1977. Mr. Patil worked in NDDB from 1977 to 1988. During this period he was posted at Engg. Divn. NDDB, Anand; Feeder Balancing Dairy Plant, Alwar; Cattle Feed Plant, Jodhpur and NDDB Delhi and Mumbai. He worked as Manager (Projects) in Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Dugdh Mahasangh, Mumbai during 1984-1985 on deputation.
After taking VRS from NDDB in 1988, Mr. Patil started a firm by name PROCON ENGRS. & CONSULTANTS, Mumbai, a company offering Turnkey Projects in the field of Dairy, Refrigeration, Fruits & Vegetables Precooling & Cold Stores. Mr. Patil supplied & erected scores of projects all over India during last 11 years. He also developed the latest concept of READY TO START DAIRY PLANT, 1 To 50 kl /day capacity with an eye on the Export Market and innovated India's first Mobile Grape-Precooling Van in 1991 which paved the way for the exports of grapes to distant countries by reefer containers for the first time in Indian Agricultural History. Mr. Patil founded GREEN GOLD EXPORTS Pvt. Ltd.in 1991, a company exporting grapes & other fruits & vegetables to UK, UAE & Far Eastern nations. He has widely travelled all over the world and attended many International Conferences on Dairy, Food Processing and Refrigeration etc.
Mr. C.P. Charles completed his M.Sc. - DSC from University of Agriculture Science, Bengaluru in 1979. At present Mr. Charles is the Chairman of IDA(SZ). He is also working as Senior President-Operations; ABT Industries Ltd., Coimbatore.
Serving the dairy industry for the past 37 years, Mr. Charles was with NDDB for 30 years and is associated at present with the corporate sector for over 7 years.. He served in various capacities at NDDB and was the State Director in the Southern Region for 8 years, before opting for voluntary retirement in March 2009. Mr. Charles has designed/updated manpower structure for most of the Milk Unions and Federations in South India as well as Rajasthan and Bihar Milk Unions and Federations.
He served as Board of Director representing NDDB in the Milk Unions and Federations of the Southern States and played an active role in rehabilitating three Milk Unions in Tamil Nadu and one in Kerala bringing about their turnaround. One of the significant achievements during his tenure as State Director was linking Erode District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (Aavin) in Tamil Nadu to Mother Dairy, New Delhi by transporting partly concentrated milk through rail tankers — one of the longest distance of milk transportation in the country.
Mr. Charles has been a life member of IDA for more than five years. As Chairman of IDA (South Zone) he is actively involved in the affairs of the Association. He presented papers in DIC 2015 and other seminars held earlier. He had actively participated in raising funds for DIC held in Bangalore in 2009 and Chennai in 2014.
The multifaceted Mr. Charles is also the Senior President — Operations in the Dairy Division of ABT Industries Ltd., a constituent of Sakthi Group of Companies. He represented ABT Industries Ltd. in the Supporters’ Conference of International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) at Ireland, Oxford (UK) and Oslo, Norway in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is also heading a Technical Forum “Dairy Connect” in Tamil Nadu.
Mr. C.P. Charles has recently been awarded with IDA Fellowship for the year 2016-2017, in recognition of outstanding services rendered by him in furthering the cause of the Indian Dairy Association and the growth of the Indian dairy industry.
Mr. Sangram Chaudhary is Executive Director, Member on the Board of National Dairy Development Board and heading Cooperative Services Group. He has done his Post Graduate in Life Sciences during 1984 and PGDRM from Institute of Rural Management, Anand in the year 1986.
Mr. Chaudhary has worked for 26 years in dairy cooperatives and was Managing Director and CEO of Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd, Banas Dairy, Palanpur, the largest dairy cooperative in India for past 15 years. He has been trained in Quality Management Programme at the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) Yokohama Kenshu Centre, Japan.
Mr. S.S. Mann is the Founder of Mann Ventures. Mann Ventures is India's premier processed food manufacturers, offering manufacturing and packing services to well-known multinational corportations. With six subsidiary units (in both North and South India), the company cumulatively possesses extensive capacity and facility for manufacturing and packing a host of products like propriety food items, biscuits, jelly, Custard, Baking powder, tea, ice creams, personal hygiene products and many more.
Mann Ventures has ongoing long term agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited, Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Duncans Industries Ltd., Mother Dairy Fruits & Vegetables Pvt Ltd, ITC Ltd., Cadbury Inida Ltd., and Britannia India Ltd.
Mr. S.S. Mann is a qualified Dairy Technologist from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. He has more than 17 years of experience with Nestle India Ltd. - leading MNC in processed food segment.
Mr. Arun Narke is Past President of Indian Dairy Association and former Chairman, Kolhapur Zilla Sahakari Dudh Utpadak Sangh. Mr. Narke did his M.Sc. in Agriculture. He has held senior positions in various other dairies, educational, social, and professional institutions. Mr. Narke was Director, Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Dudh Mahasangh Ltd., Mumbai; Director, The Maharashtra State Coop. Marketing Federation Ltd., Mumbai; Founder Chairman and Ex-Director, Yeshwant Sahakari Taluka Kharedi Virki Sangh Ltd., Panhala, District. Kolhapur; Member of the Kolhapur District Planning and Development Committee; Ex-chairman and Director, Youth Development Cooperative Bank Ltd., Kolhapur; Ex-chairman, Adhoc Committee of VKS Societies in Panhala Taluka, Distt.. Kolhapur; Nominated Director, Maharashtra Rajya Sah. Sakhar Karkhana Sangh Ltd., Mumbai; Member of the District Integral Rural Development Committee. Mr. Narke is the President of the Worldwide Fund for Nature; Member of Indian Red Cross Society. Mr. Narke has received many honours and awards viz. Dr. Kurien Award-1997-98; Shiv Chhatrapati Rajya Yuva Puraskar-1989-90; FIE Foundation Award; Vijaya Ratna Award; Gem of India Award; International Excellence Award; Hind Gaurav Award; Vanashree Award, etc.
Dr. R.R.B. Singh is the Acting Director of National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal. Previously, he was Joint Director (Academic), NDRI, Karnal. He did his Ph.D. in Dairy Technology.
The area of his interest are :
Traditional dairy foods, Thermal processing, Functional dairy foods, Nutraceuticals.