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How does dairy help farmers to be self-dependent and ensures a sustainable economy?

  India had come a long way from being a deficit in milk production to being an exporter of milk now. It was the vision of Verghese Kurien that the country, under Operation Flood, became not only self-sufficient in milk production but also exported it. There was a time before 1970 when the country used to import milk. It was now the largest producer of milk in the world. It was due to milk production that farmers were able to lead a dignified life in the country. T he country must now usher in a new era of development for the dairy sector, by building procurement infrastructure in milk deficit states and adopting appropriate technology in these regions. World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on June 1, 2001, to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. This day provides an opportunity to know the importance and benefit of milk with regard to health and nutrition and the importance of the dairy sector in the global economy. This sector