India launched its own ‘eco friendly’ cow dung paint on 12th January. India is a country of innovative brains, this unique innovation by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission certainly takes the cake.  According to the Press Information Bureau, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME, launched the cow dung paint, on January 12. This unique paint is developed by Khadi and Village Industries commission at their residence.


What exactly is it?                        

The ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’ is really a product that is first-of-its-kind is being promoted as eco-friendly and non-toxic, with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. The paint is considered cost-effective also odourless with real cow dung as the main ingredient. It has also already been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Khadi Prakritik Paint is obtainable in two kinds — plastic and distemper emulsion.

On launch occasion, Gadkari said “this step is lined up using the PMO’s vision of increasing farmers’ income” by 2022, and that its “part of a work to boost the economic climate this is certainly rural such a level that reverse migration begins through the cities to outlying areas”.

The price of the paint is Rs 120 every litre for the distemper and Rs 225 per litre for the emulsion.

This is not the first occasion when cow refuse has been used to produce a product that is used in our daily life. Incense sticks made from cow dung already are available in the market. In 2015, a ‘gaushala’ that is allahabad-based created an all-natural disinfectant from cow urine.

In 2019, Gadkari had launched cow dung soaps produced by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission.


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