SunstarTV Bureau: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways & MSME, Nitin Gadkari has launched an innovative new paint ‘India’s first cow dung paint’ developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission, on Tuesday.
The eco-friendly, non-toxic paint, called“Khadi Prakritik Paint” is a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties.
Gadkari said, “The step is aligned with the Prime Minister’s vision of increasing farmers’ income. The step is part of an effort to improve the rural economy to such an extent that reverse migration begins from the cities to rural areas.”
Pointing out that the paint is priced at only Rs. 120 per liter for the distemper and Rs.225 per liter for the emulsion, Gadkakri said this is less than half the price charged by big paint companies.
It dries in less than 4 hours, and has a smooth and uniform finish. The paint can be applied on interior as well as exterior walls. Both distemper and emulsion paints are available in white base colour, and it can be developed in any color by suitably mixing colorants.