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Chhattisgarh & Haryana to set up 30 Mfg plants to produce ‘Prakritik’ Paint developed by KVIC

image Chhattisgarh & Haryana to set up 30 Mfg plants to produce ‘Prakritik’ Paint developed by KVIC

New Delhi, 23 Nov (KNN) The state governments of Chhattisgarh and Haryana have adopted the unique Khadi Prakritik Paint developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) as a model of sustainable employment.

The ‘Prakritik’ paint which was launched in January this year,  uses cow dung as major raw material and is waterproof and washable. The paint is said to contain the natural benefits of cow dung like anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and natural thermal insulation properties.

‘This paint is eco-friendly, non-toxic, odourless and cost-effective’.

A total of 31 Prakritik Paint manufacturing units – 25 in Chhattisgarh and 6 in Haryana – will be set up by the respective state governments soon, for which technology transfer agreements have been signed with KVIC, said the release by Ministry of MSME.

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel signed the MoU for Chhattisgarh with KVIC on 21st November 2021, while the MoU with the Haryana Government was signed on 12th November 2021.

The first Prakritik Paint unit in Haryana has been set up at Pinjore near Chandigarh where over 6000 litres of Prakritik Paint has already been produced. Another 5 paint manufacturing units will be set up by March 2022. The Chhattisgarh government, in addition to the 25 paint manufacturing units, will also set up 75 units for manufacturing Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC), which is a major component of the Prakritik Paint, said the official release.

These new paint manufacturing units will have a capacity of producing 500 litres of paint every day.  The 31 new Prakritik Paint units in the two states will produce approx. 50 lakh litres of paint annually while creating nearly 500 direct employments supporting several other allied sectors. KVIC’s Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI), Jaipur, which has developed the Prakritik Paint, will provide training to the skilled workers from these states in making the cow dung Paint.

KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said Khadi Prakritik Paint is an effective model of sustainable employment and that Chhattisgarh and Haryana will set examples for other states to set up cow dung based Prakritik Paint units.

“Khadi Prakritik Paint is an eco-friendly and cost-effective product with great potential of creating sustainable employment and increasing the income of farmers, which is the dream of Prime Minister. The prime objective of developing cow-dung paint is employment generation which is the basic premise of Khadi. The cow dung purchased from farmers and cow sheds for manufacturing of Prakritik Paint will create additional income of nearly INR 30,000 per animal per year,” Saxena said.

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