Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari will launch a new paint known as “Khadi Prakritik Paint” on January 12. It is a new and innovative paint that has been developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
Khadi Prakritik Paint is a non-toxic paint and eco-friendly paint.
It is a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
The main ingredient of this innovative paint is cow dung and this is why it is odorless and cost-effective.
Khadi Prakritik Paint has also been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
The Paint will be available in 2 forms – plastic emulsion paint and distemper paint.
The launch and production of this new paint are in line with the vision of increasing the income of the farmers.
The concept of this new paint and project was given by Chairman KVIC in March 2020.
It has been developed by a KVIC unit- Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, based in Jaipur.
Khadi Prakritik Paint does not have any heavy metal like mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium, arsenic, etc.
It will also give a push to manufacturing at the local level and thereby create employment.
This new paint will increase cow dung consumption as a raw material for eco-friendly products and thereby act as additional revenue to gaushalas and farmers.
As per estimates, it is expected to generate an extra income of approximately Rs 30,000 per annum per animal to gaushalas/farmers.
Both the forms of the Khadi Prakritik Paint have been tested at 3 renowned National Laboratories- Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, New Delhi; National Test House, Mumbai and the National Test House, Ghaziabad.
Khadi Prakritik Distemper paint meets BIS 428:2013 standards and BIS 15489:2013 standards are met by the Khadi Prakritik Emulsion paint.