Mukundan is a pioneer in the field of diary farming using native Indian breeds.He is a farmer from Tamil Nadu and was the first person to introduce North Indian breeds in south. He is known for his traditional farming methodologies using no chemical fertilizers. He has dedicated his life to researching alternative techniques to make traditional farming commercially viable to small farmers.
Due to his opposition of what seemed then, a way of moving forward, he faced a lot of hurdles.It was way back in the early 1980's that Mukundan first raised concerns about the long-term adverse affects of the green-revolution. His family, his community and all other people had paid no heed to his protests against the use of chemical fertilizers, machinery and high-yielding varieties that would eventually lead the soil to lose fertility over time.