“We are in firefighting mode”

As India battens the hatches to battle COVID-19, Amul’s foot soldiers are marching lockstep to ensure dairy farmers and consumers stay unaffected

The background score is a screeching one, increasing in pitch, and the door of your kitchen cupboard creaks as you open it. You stagger back in disbelief. There is no milk, for your morning cup of tea (or coffee). It is the nightmare that haunted everyone when the unprecedented three-week lock-down (till April 15) was announced. So imagine the relief when the government clarified that essentials, including milk and milk products would continue to remain available. (Insert GIF of Nirupa Roy crying tears of joy.)