The milk man of India

Architect of “Operation Flood”, the largest dairy development programme in the world, Late Dr. Verghese Kurien has enabled India to become the largest milk producer in the World. A man with a rare vision, Dr. Kurien has devoted a lifetime to realizing his dream – empowering the farmers of India. He is also known as “Father of White Revolution” or “Dudhwala of India”.

The co-operative movement he helped to create has become a model not only for India but also for other developing countries and international agencies concerned with dairy development. In the late 60s, Dr. Kurien drew up a project called Operation Flood, meant to create a flood of milk in India’s villages with funds mobilized from foreign food donations. Producers’ co-operatives were the central plank of the project that sought to link dairy development with milk marketing.

In this interview from our archives Commodore Tarun Kumar in Sinha talked  to Dr. Verghese Kurien