National Milk Day in India

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Every year on November 26, people celebrate National Milk Day to show how important and useful milk is. Milk Day is a special day set aside to let people know how important milk is and how much they need it.

National Milk Day is celebrated on 26th November in India- Key Points

  • On the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is known as the “Father of the White Revolution,” we celebrate National Milk Day.
  • On National Milk Day, people talk about how important milk is to their lives.
  • The day was chosen as National Milk Day by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the Indian Dairy Association (IDA), and the milk federation of 22 states.
  • In 2014, National Milk Day was held for the first time, thanks to the Indian Dairy Association.

Dr. Verghese Kurien, who was he?

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On November 26, 1921, Kurien was born in the city of Kozhikode, Kerala, to a wealthy Syrian Christian family. India calls Dr. Verghese Kurien the “Father of the White Revolution” because he led Operation Flood, the biggest agricultural project in the world. He helped set up the Delhi Milk Scheme and 30 other organizations that were run entirely by farmers and workers to set prices. Then, Kurien was given credit for making dairy production more industrial and for making the Amul brand. India took over the US as the top milk producer in the world in 1998, thanks to Dr. Kurien’s research. Kurien has also won the World Food Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, and the Krishi Ratna, among other awards. He has been given the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan, which are India’s three highest civilian awards.

How does “Operation Flood” work?

Operational flooding has helped dairy farmers take charge of their own growth and the resources they use to make milk since it started in 1970. A national milk grid connects milk producers in India to customers in more than 700 towns and cities. This keeps seasonal and regional price differences to a minimum and makes sure that milk producers always get fair market prices. Operation Flood is based on village milk producers’ cooperatives, which give their members access to modern management and technology, buy milk, provide inputs and services, and buy and sell milk. Operation Flood was meant to accomplish the following:

  1. The production of milk increases (a “flood of milk”).
  2. Increase rural incomes
  3. Fair pricing for consumers

Conclusion: how will National Milk Day 2022 be celebrated

On November 26, 2022, in Bengaluru, India, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying will celebrate “National Milk Day” as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.”

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During the event, the National Gopal Ratna Awards for 2022 will also be given out. During the event, the Dignitaries will also put out a book about the life of Varghese Kurian and a booklet about milk adulteration.

FAQs related to National Milk Day

Q1. National Milk day is celebrated on whose birthday?

Ans. The white revolution was started by Dr. Verghese Kurien.

Q2. Why is National Milk Day Celebrated?

Ans. On National Milk Day, we honor Dr. Verghese Kurien, father of the white revolution, and raise awareness of milk’s importance.

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