Purshotamdas Thakurdas

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Sir[1] Purshottamdas Thakurdas (1879–1961),[2] KBE CIE, was a Gujarati cotton trader, mill owner, businessman and industrialist from Mumbai, India.[3][4][5][6] He was one of the signatory of Bombay Plan, which was set of proposals for the post-independence economy of India.[7][8] He along with GD Birla established the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry in 1927 on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi.[9][10][11][12] He was a member of the Hilton Young Commission.[13] He was a member of the Acworth Committee.[14] He headed the Foodgrain Policy Committee of 1947 and had served as the Sheriff of Bombay in 1920.[15]


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  12. ^ Bandyopādhyāẏa, Śekhara (2004). From Plassey to Partition: A History of Modern India. Orient Blackswan. p. 362. ISBN 978-81-250-2596-2.
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  14. ^ Moraes, Francis Robert (1957). Sir Purshotamdas Thakurdas. Asia Publishing House. pp. 30–34. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  15. ^ "March of Agriculture since Independence and Growth Trends" -Historical Analysis and Examination of India's Agricultural Production and Farmers' Income (PDF). Vol. 1. Committee on Doubling Farmers' Income, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare. August 2017. p. 1. ...a committee under P. Thakurdas in 1947. Also known as the Foodgrain Policy Committee (1947), it studied the aspects related to food distribution, and the main features of its recommendation were gradual withdrawal of control and removal of restrictions on movements of foodgrains. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
Business positions
Preceded by President of Cotton Association of India
Succeeded by
Haridas Madhavdas