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Who among the following personalities was known as the ‘architect of Operation Flood’?
1. Verghese Kurien
2. Tribhuvandas Patel
3. Morarji Desai
4. Vallabhbhai Patel

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Verghese Kurien

The correct answer is Verghese Kurien.

  • Operation Flood launched in 1970.
  • It was a project of India's National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
  • It was the world's biggest dairy development program.
  • In 30 years, it doubled milk available per person and made dairy farming India's largest self-sustainable rural employment generator.
  • Verghese Kurien, the chairman and founder of Amul, was named the chairman of NDDB by the then Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri.
    • He was known as the father of Operation flood.

  • Morarji Desai holds the record of presenting the maximum number of Budgets, including two Interim Budgets.
    • He tabled the Union Budget for 10 times from 1959 to 1963.
  • The First Deputy Prime Minister of India was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 
    • The seventh and last deputy Prime Minister of India was L. K. Advani.
    • He took on the role in addition to his home Ministership from 2002 to 2004 in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government

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