Dr.Verghese Kurien : "Father of the White Revolution", - (Operation Flood). (c). 2.
(c). Career : 2.
Tribhuvandas Patel's sincere and earnest efforts inspired Kurien to dedicate himself to the challenging task before them, so much so, that when Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was to visit Anand later to inaugurate Amul's plant, he embraced Kurien for his groundbreaking work.
Meanwhile, Kurien's buddy and dairy expert H. M. Dalaya, invented the process of making skim milk powder and condensed milk from buffalo milk instead of from cow milk.
This was the reason Amul would compete successfully and well against Nestle which only used cow milk to make them.
In India, buffalo milk is the main raw material unlike Europe where cow milk is abundant.
The Amul pattern of cooperatives became so successful, that in 1965 Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, created the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to replicate the program nationwide citing Kurien's "extraordinary and dynamic leadership" upon naming him chairman.
To be continued ...