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KVIC to Set up 500 Cow Dung Paint Manufacturing Units in Next 6 Months

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
Livestock Farmers can now raise money buy selling Cow dung!

Khadi & Village Industries Commission has decided to set up 500 natural cow dung paint manufacturing units. These units are expected to provide employment to about 6000 people in villages directly as well as increase the incomes of the farmers and livestock rearers 

There are a lot of profitable cow dung businesses that you can start with low investment and Cow dung paint business is one among them.

This initiative will not only generate employment but also help to strengthen the centre’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Scheme. This step is also taken in view of achieving the goal of doubling farmer’s income. A steady source of additional income for cattle growers is being explored by the Khadi and Village Industries commission (KVIC) with the innovative technology of “Khadi Prakritik” paint made out of cow dung. 

KVIC’s plan to set up 500 manufacturing units of paints made from cow dung in villages under the Prime minister’s Employment Generation Scheme is going to help Livestock owners can make huge profits! 

About Khadi Prakritik Paint

Paint made from Cow dung – an innovative, eco friendly and cost effective product inspired from the ancient tradition of coating the walls and floor of the houses with cow dung. This ancient practice is redesigned into Emulsion Paint by scientifically treating cow dung. Khadi commission has developed has developed this innovative paint with the objective of increasing farmers income, creating sustainable livelihood through transfer and providing high quality paint to the general public at reasonable cost. 

Features of the Eco Friendly Cow Dung Paint: 

Khadi Prakritik Paint is available in 2 forms- Distemper Paint & Plastic Emulsion Paint. 

The paint is washable, waterproof, long lasting and dries quickly. Plus! It conforms to BIS standards. Besides these there 8 natural benefits of this paint: 

  • Eco-friendly

  • Anti- Bacterial

  • Anti-fungal

  • Non- toxic

  • Odorless

  • Free from Heavy metals

  • Natural thermal insulator

  • Cost effective

How Livestock Farmers will be benefitted from this Initiative? 

The livestock farmers of India have not been making any special use of the cow dung until now. They use it either as compost or it goes waste whereas, after the formation of natural paint making unit, cow dung will be sold directly to the plants or they will be able to use it by planting their own plants. 

The KVIC has set the price of cow dung for making natural paint at Rs 5 per Kg. A healthy cow gives about 25 kg of dung in a day, so a person can earn up to Rs 100-125 per day from a single cow. 

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