‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’- Key Facts
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.