CHENNAI: Often at family gatherings, the elders reminisce about their vacations in the villages — playing under the water pump, gulping down glasses of pure milk and relishing dishes made out of fresh produce from the farm. While a water pump is not exactly possible in an urban set-up, fresh produce is something many eco-warriors are trying to achieve through their kitchen gardens. But what about pure, unadulterated milk?
At a time when most of us are turning to packaged milk, city-based Astra Dairy Farms brought back the concept of selling pure cow’s milk packed in a glass bottle. This was a result of Ravindran’s dream of running an organic farm.

Upholding his father’s dream, Rakesh Ravindran, one of the directors of the company, talks to CE about being in the business for 12 years, and the road ahead.

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