Khadi Prakritk Paint becomes the country’s first paint made from cow dung

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Khadi Prakritk becomes the country's first paint made from cow dung. It only aiming at sustainability but also plans to promote rural employment.

Khadi Prakritk Paint becomes the country’s first paint made from cow dung. Here is what you all need to know about the eco-friendly product which also aims to empower rural jobs.

Shri Nitin Gadkar becomes the “Brand Ambassador” of Khadi Prakritk Paint

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways and MSME proclaimed himself the “Brand Ambassador” of Khadi Prakritk Paint, promising to promote it across the nation to encourage young people to develop developing cow dung paint in the statement.

The minister praised the technology breakthrough while virtually commissioning the fully automated manufacturing facility of Khadi Prakritik Paint, India’s first and only paint created from cow dung, in Jaipur on Wednesday. He said it would go a long way in boosting the country’s rural and agro-based economy.

Khadi Prakritk Paint
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Even the inauguration of infrastructure projects worth lakhs/ crores of rupees, according to Shri Gadkari, is not as pleasing and satisfying as the launching of this manufacturing unit. He expressed his gratitude to Khadi and the Village Industries Commission for a productive research project.

According to him, Khadi Prakritik Paint has enormous potential for generating sustainable development for the needy, and the goal should be to establish a Parkritik Paint unit in each and every village.

Shri Gadkari has made an order for 1000 litres of Khadi Prakritik Paint (500 litres of Distemper and Emulsion each), which he plans to utilise at his Nagpur residence.

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The new facility is located on the grounds of Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI), a Khadi and Village Industries Commission unit in Jaipur (KVIC). Prakritik Paint was previously manually as part of a prototype project. Prakritik Paint’s production capacity would be doubled once the new manufacturing unit is operational. Prakritik Paint currently produces 500 litres per day, but this will increase to 1000 litres per day shortly.

Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman of KVIC, stated that the new facility is equipped with current technology and machinery, which would guarantee that the product maintains the standard quality and uniformity criteria.

Khadi Prakritk Paint plans is to create Rural Employment

Shri Gadkari introduced Khadi Prakritik Paint on January 12, 2021. The Paint was created with the dual goals of raising farmer revenue and promoting self-employment throughout the nation. To ensure that the greatest number of people benefit from this invention, KVIC has included it in the Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP), the Central government’s main initiative for job creation.

Khadi Prakritik Paint comes in two varieties: Distemper and Emulsion. It has eight benefits, including antibacterial, antifungal, and natural thermal insulation capabilities. This paint is non-toxic, odourless, and environmentally friendly.

Gadkari launched Khadi Prakritk Paint on January 12 to improve farmer income and develop self-employment from across the nation. The project is part of the Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP), the federal government’s flagship employment-generation scheme.

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