Khadi Prakritik, India’s First Cow Dung Paint Launched
New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways & MSME Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday launched India’s first cow dung paint developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission at his residence.
The eco-friendly, non-toxic paint, called Khadi Prakritik Paint is a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties. Based on cow dung as its main ingredient, the paint is cost-effective and odourless and has been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for MSME, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Chairman KVIC Sh. Vinai Kumar Saxena were also present.
The paint is priced at only Rs. 120 per litre for the distemper, and Rs. 225 per litre for the emulsion. The paint will be marketed in a professional manner, and taken to all corners of the country.
Khadi Prakritik Paint is available in two forms – distemper paint and plastic emulsion paint. The project was conceptualised by Chairman KVIC in March 2020, and later developed by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, Jaipur (a KVIC unit).
The paint is free from heavy metals like lead, mercury, chromium, arsenic, cadmium and others.