Will the cows come home?

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:49 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Sri Lanka is the world’s second highest per-capita importer of milk powder and a very low level of dairy self-sufficiency.  By contrast, India is today the world’s largest dairy producer and almost entirely self-sufficient. How did India achieve this?
  •  A government backed co-operative movement that lifted millions of people out of poverty (Operation Flood)
  • A committed social entrepreneur who led this effort (Dr. Kurein)
  • Strong local industrialists, businesses and brands (like Amul) that ensured profits and satisfaction across the entire value chain  Bashing the multi-nationals, splashing slogans (and hoping our dairy industry will develop) may not take us too far. Will the ‘real industrialists’ please stand-up!