The ongoing scenario at the time spurred the ambitions of an educated urbanite in Sweden called Edward Keventer. He enrolled at the Dairy Institute at Alnarp in 1885 and graduated in 1886. He immediately went off to nearby Örbyhus to run a dairy and by 1888, he was considered a respected expert and ready for career in Dairy farming.
In 1890, he was recruited by the British Government, to modernise the Dairy industry in India. He became “the dairy expert” on contract to the British Indian Government as a pathfinder on operations needed to organise, produce,
develop and implement a countrywide network of captive dairy farms for the institution most valued in the Empire at the time – the British Army in India. It was Keventer’s task, as the expert, to initiate the processes – what his official locators describe in their correspondence as “experiments”. It fell to him to be on the spot when the dairy industry in India was in its birthing hour.
Over the next 50 years, he went to unleash an entire revolution, the effects of which continue to reverberate today.