Senior BJP MLA, Jetha Bharwad was on 29 December 2015 unanimously elected as the first Vice-Chairman of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) that sells its dairy products under brand name Amul.
Bharwad is an MLA from Sehra constituency of Panchmahal district. He is also the chairman of Panchmahal District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd.
Since its inception in 1973, this is for the first time that GCMMF created the post of Vice-Chairman By amending their by-laws. Bharwad's nomination was proposed by Rajkot Dairy's Chairman Govind Ranpariya and was supported by Valji Umbad, Chairman of Sarhad dairy in Kutch.
About Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF)
• GCMMF is considered as India's largest food products marketing organisation with an annual turnover of 21000 crore rupees.
• The member unions of GCMMF procure an average of 16 million litres of milk everyday from 3.6 million milk producers in 18000 villages of the state.
• It is the Apex organisation of the Dairy Cooperatives of Gujarat popularly known as AMUL, which serves the interest of consumers by providing quality products which are good value for money.
• Currently, Jethabhai Patel, Chairman of the Sabar Dairy, is the chairman of GCMMF.
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Who: Jetha Bharwad
When: 29 December 2015