Shri Vipul Chaudhary, 46, has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) today. His nomination was proposed by the outgoing chairman Shri Parthibhai Bhatol. The election was conducted by the Collector, Anand in presence of 16 members who are chairmen representing their district milk unions in the state. GCMMF has thus maintained its glorious tradition of unanimous elections of its Chairmen since inception in 1973.
GCMMF is India's largest food products marketing organization with annual sales turnover of Rs 12000 crores. It markets a wide range of milk and milk products under the brand name Amul and Sagar. The member unions of GCMMF procure an average of 110 lac litres of milk everyday from 32 lac milk producers in 16,000 villages of the state.
Shri Vipul Chaudhary is the Chairman of Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd., Mehsana popolarly known as Dudhsagar Dairy since 2005. Mehsana Union is the largest dairy union of the state with annual sales turnover exceeding Rs 3000 crores and farmer membership of 5.4 lac milk producers. It procured an average of 21 lac litres of milk per day within Gujarat and outside in 2011-12. It has dairy plants in Mehsana district and 22 large dairies in Manesar and Dharuheda viz.Dudhmotisagar Dairy in Haryana which supply Amul milk and products to the NCR market.
Shri Vipul Chaudhary has a degree of Bachelor in Engineering. He is also a progressive dairy farmer. He is the son of late Shri Mansinhbhai Chaudhary, the founder Chairman of Mehsana Union. Shri Vipul started his political career as Youth President of Mehsana district BJP in 1993 and was elected as an MLA. He has served as a minister in cabinet of 4 chief ministers of Gujarat in the late ninetees.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Vipul Chaudhary said that it was a matter of great honour to lead an institution like the federation which was founded by Dr V Kurien. He added that the dairy cooperatives of Gujarat have succeeded because of the combination of dynamic farmer leadership and professional management. He will endeavor to ensure that the federation deploys highest quality of professional management to achieve the growth plans.
He mentioned that GCMMF has set a target to achieve milk handling and marketing capability for 200 lac litres per day by 2020. GCMMF represents the aims and aspirations of millions of milk producers of the state and he aspires to take it to newer heights. He would also strive to pay remunerative price of milk to milk producers to enable them grow the dairy business.
Shri Vipul Chaudhary also mentioned that he will take up urgent steps to provide cattlefeed and fodder support to the drought affected milk producers of Saurashtra and Kutch region at discounted price to stop migration of milch animals.