Jaipur finds green alternative for producing paper; makes paper utilizing cow dung
New Delhi, Sept 13 (KNN) In many parts of developing world, Cow dung has been put to many uses from making a fuel to using it as manure for cultivation.
Making it a green substitute for producing goods, government centre of excellence Jaipur has utilized this byproduct to produce paper which was officially launched by Giriraj Singh, Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Minister.
The technique to make paper using cow dung was developed by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI) of union government’s MSME ministry.
The technique will soon be made available at 26 centers of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) centers to promote its industrial application.
This move will reduce the dependence of the paper industry on cutting trees for raw material.
Use of dung as a raw material is expected to generate additional income for the dairy farmers, nearly Rs 4-5 per kilo of dung.
On the same occasion, Minister also launched hawan material developed at the institute from coconut byproducts.