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Operation Flood and Rural India-Vested and Divested Interests

Operation Flood and Rural India Vested and Divested Interests Shanti George This paper seeks to analyse the differential impact of the Operation Flood programme on a village society which is not homogeneous, but is composed of diverse interest groups, structurally in Opposition to each other. We can distinguish between those without land and those with it, and among the latter between those with marginal, small, medium and large holdings. Along with these Class interests, we can demarcate various castes, groups that are differentiated ritually, occupationally and/or socially The author analyses the ' white revolution' into its component facets of production, procurement, marketing and consumption in order to Inquire about each of these components. First, which rural classes/castes benefit from the production strategy of Operation Flood that revolves around crossbred cows fed on green fodder and compounded feed? Second, which classes/castes rural India find Operation Flood's procurement network of Anand pattern dairy co-operatives advantageous? Third, what is the impact on various village classes/castes of marketing through Operation Flood's milk grid? Finally, which rural classes/Castes gain in terms of milk consumption from the 'white revolution'?

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