White Revolution: Verghese Kurien too had a dream
Verghese Kurien, a social entrepreneur also referred to as the 'Father of the White Revolution' in India, created the greatest self-sustaining business and the largest rural employment sector in the country. Dairy farming now accounts for a third of all rural revenue.
The author of Kurien's memoir, I too had a Dream (2005), explains how farmers were able to transport pasteurised milk from Anand in Gujarat to the Bombay Milk Scheme via railways. To form Anand Milk Producers Union Limited (AMPUL), later known as Amul, Kurien joined forces with Tribhuvandas Patel, founder of the Kaira dairy movement.