Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launches India’s first cow dung paint to boost rural economy

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday launched natural paint made of cow dung. This paint made by Khadi India is antibacterial, eco friendly and anti fungal. Launching the paint, Nitin Gadkari said that this will increase the income of farmers. While stating the price of paint, Nitin Gadkari said that the price of a liter distemper will be Rs 120, while the emulsion will be Rs 225 per liter. Gadkari said that this is very low compared to the prices of paints of other companies. Khadi natural paint is available in two forms. First distemper paint and second plastic emulsion paint.

Anti-viral, odorless

This natural paint is completely odorless and does not contain any toxic materials like common distemper or paint. Not only this, due to being made of cow dung, it has anti-viral properties. In the era of Corona virus, the trend of people has increased from anti-viral toothbrushes to laminates. In such a situation, this paint will also give competition to anti-viral paint of many other companies. Common paints contain harmful heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium. There is no such metal in Khadi’s ‘natural paint’.

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How did this paint

According to the official statement of the MSME Ministry, the idea of ​​’Khadi Vedic Paint’ is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of ​​doubling the income of farmers. Vinay Kumar Saxena, Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission, introduced the concept in March 2020. Later it was developed by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute in Jaipur.

Cheap for customers, profitable for farmers-Nitin Gadkari

The main ingredient of Vedic paint is that it will be cheaper than common paint due to dung. This will reduce the customers’ pockets on getting paint. At the same time, it will increase the income of the farmers of the country. According to the statement, its local manufacturing will be encouraged through technology transfer.

This will increase the consumption of cow dung, which will help in increasing the income of farmers. According to the estimate of the government, it will give additional income of Rs. 30,000 per animal to cattle or cow sheds every year.

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