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Government Planning to Grant 60% Funding for Cow Dung, Urine and Diary Startups

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Chairman of the newly-established Rashtriya Kamdhenu Ayog said that Government is planning to grant 60% initial fund to all the startups focussed on ‘commercializing’ cow urine, cow dung, and dairy. 

"We will encourage youths to go for cow-based entrepreneurship and earn not only from products like milk and ghee but also by-products like urine and dung that can be used for medicinal and agricultural purposes," Vallabh Kathiria, chairman of the cow board, told media. 

To attract youths and aspiring entrepreneurs towards "cow-based business models", Rashtriya Kamdhenu Ayog has been working since long.  Kathiria has met with academicians and interact with students of the Gandhinagar-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India to chalk out strategies. 

The kamdhenu aayog, set up by the Narendra Modi government in February with an initial corpus of 500 crore, aims to be the growth engine for these new businesses.  

Kathiria said "commercialization of cow urine and dung" would encourage people not to discard cows that have stopped giving milk.” 

"We will also encourage research on the medicinal value of cow by-products. The board will provide a platform to scholars and researchers to project their research on these by-products. We will also hold training programs and skill development camps for people already running gaushalas," he added. 

Earlier also, the board chairman had earlier announced plans to promote a cow tourism circuit. 

"The route will wind through areas where indigenous cow breeds are reared. We have identified states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Goa for this circuit," Kathiria said. 


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