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National Milk Day 2022 Celebrated in Guwahati

Purabi Dairy also celebrated National Milk Day in their campus located in Guwahati

National Milk Day 2022 Celebrated in Guwahati

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Nov 2022 2:21 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: National Milk Day in India is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien on November 26.

Dr. Verghese Kurien was is called the Father of the White Revolution in the country. With utmost determination and foresightedness, this engineer turned social entrepreneur made Operation Flood possible. He was also the person behind the development of the National Dairy Development Board and the Anand Milk Union Limited, which is popularly known as Amul.

Over the years, India has come from being a milk-deficit country to become self-sufficient in terms of this essential food product. Reports suggest that the current production of milk in the country stands at 210 million tonnes of milk. The list and scale of dairy products in the country have also grown manifold over the years.

The production of milk has surpassed the local needs of several states of the country while several others are now actively moving in that direction. New policies are in place to encourage more and more entrepreneurs to join this industry in different levels.

The growth of the dairy industry has helped to increase the income of small farmers across the country as the payment generally is made directly to their accounts by cooperative societies which are still dominant in this industry.

Assam's largest dairy cooperative, Purabi Dairy also celebrated National Milk Day in their campus located in Guwahati. During the event, the Managing Director at the brand highlighted the rising popularity of dairying as a source of income amongst the farmers of Assam. Over the years WAMUL has grown from strength to strength in ensuring a round-a-year remunerative market to its associated dairy farmers besides providing quality-based value-added products to its esteemed consumers.

"In the last several years we have seen an increase in milk production and procurement. Due to the efforts of the government, NDDB and other allied agencies, dairy farmers are getting rich dividends. The milk value chain has seen a tremendous improvement as we all continue to thrive. Our rural economy has strengthened due to timely interventions and this has benefitted the farmers," said Satya Brata Bose, the Managing Director.

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