The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME, Nitin Gadkari, will launch an innovative wall paint. The wall paint to be called as the Khadi Prakritik Paint. This is an eco-friendly and non-toxic wall paint and has been developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). This paint project was conceptualized by KVIC Chairman in March 2020. It has been developed by a KVIC unit, Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, in Jaipur.
About Khadi Prakritik Paint
- This eco-friendly, non-toxic wall paint is a first-of-its-kind product.
- The paint has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
- The paint has been prepared by using the cow dung as its main ingredient.
- It is cost-effective and odorless.
- The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has given certification to the product.
- The paint will be available in two forms namely, the plastic emulsion paint and distemper paint. Both the forms have been tested at three reputed National Laboratories.
Significance of the paint
- The paint does not contain any heavy metals like mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and chromium.
- The production of the paint will help in boosting the local manufacturing.
- Its production will also create sustainable local employment opportunities by the transfer of technology.
- This technology will increase the consumption of cow dung as a raw material.
- Thus, it will generate additional revenue for farmers.
- The production of the paint is also in line with the vision of increasing farmersâ€™ income.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
KVIC is a statutory body that was established in April 1957. It was established during the 2nd Five Year plan. It was established under the ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956’. The organization works under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. It seeks to “plan, promote, facilitate, organize and assist the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas.