• Rajasthan

    Cong 94
    BJP 80
    RLM 0
    OTH 25
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 109
    BJP 110
    BSP 6
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 60
    BJP 21
    JCC 8
    OTH 1
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 89
    TDP-Cong 22
    BJP 2
    OTH 6
  • Mizoram

    MNF 29
    Cong 6
    BJP 1
    OTH 4

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Kerala government bats for Bharat Ratna to Verghese Kurien

By: | Published: December 7, 2017 10:41 PM

The Kerala government today requested the Centre to nominate late Verghese Kurien, the father of the white revolution, for Bharat Ratna.

kerala, bharat ratna, verghese kurien, bharat ratna to verghese kurien, white revolution, pinarayi vijayanThe Kerala government today requested the Centre to nominate late Verghese Kurien, the father of the white revolution, for Bharat Ratna. (Image: PTI)

The Kerala government today requested the Centre to nominate late Verghese Kurien, the father of the white revolution, for Bharat Ratna. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said conferring the top civilian honour on the late Kurien would also be a recognition to millions of dairy farmers in the country. Kurien, who brought India to the forefront of the world in terms of milk production and helped millions of dairy farmers to find a decent living, really deserves the country’s top honour, the chief minister said in the letter.

It was through the visionary initiatives of Kurien that the country had attained self-sufficiency in milk production and even excelled the United States’ achievements in the sector, he said. The contribution of Kurien, a recipient of Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay awards, in tapping the immense potential of the cooperative sector was remarkable, Vijayan noted in the letter.

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