Jaipur, June 01, 2021.
World Milk Day is observed on June 1 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to celebrate the dairy sector and highlight the importance of milk products as a global food.
The White Revolution in India was the brainchild of Dr Verghese Kurein. He is known for his tremendous efforts in turning India from a milk deficient country to the largest producer of milk in the world today. Under him many important institutions were established like the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd and the National Dairy Development Board. Both these bodies played a significant role in shaping the Dairy Cooperative movement across the country. The Anand model of cooperative dairy became famous and was practiced all over the country.
Every year since the year 2000, June 1 is celebrated with various events and programmes aimed to highlight the importance of milk.