Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient points of PM’s speech at the inauguration of Amul’s chocolate plant and other projects in Anand, Gujara

The people of Anand have come to bless us in such large numbers. I thank them for the warmth and affection.

Today, development projects worth Rs. 1100 crore are either being inaugurated or their foundation stones are being laid. This will have an extremely positive impact

The development projects augur well for the cooperative sector.

The brand of Amul is known world over

In various parts of the world, at various times we saw what socialism is, we also saw capitalism. But, through Amul Sardar Patel showed another way. Here is a way where neither Government or industrialists call the shots. It is the people who matter. This is a unique model

A century ago, Sardar Patel entered civic politics of Ahmedabad. He won from Dariapur. His margin of victory then was 1 vote. When he assumed office as the head of the municipality, he laid emphasis on urban development, planning and in that he worked on cooperative housing

Not only Amul, people in North Gujarat also worked in the cooperative sector. We have the Banas Dairy, the Dudhsagar Dairy. All these endeavours helped the people of Gujarat, particularly the farmers

A long time back, I had gone to Kutch and spoken about the need to popularise camel milk. That time a group of people mocked me.

But, today the camel milk chocolate of Amul is doing well in a few years, Amul will complete 75 years. This is a team that is unstoppable. I admire their spirit. Let us think about what targets Amul can set for their own 75th anniversary and for 2022, when India marks 75 years of freedom

There was a time when there would be scarcity. We had to import food grains.

Now, things have changed. Today, the time has come to give importance to innovation and value addition