Natural paint made of cow dung has arrived in the country’s market. Union Minister of Road Transport and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Industries Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday launched this new innovative paint, named Khadi Natural Paint. It is the first paint made of cow dung in India and has been developed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The special features of the paint made by this cow dung include anti bacterial and anti fungal. The government said in the statement that it is economical and free of any odor. And it has been certified by Bureau of Indian Standards.
The government has explained the total eight benefits of paint. This paint is anti bacterial, anti fungal, eco friendly and natural thermal insulator. Along with this, the specialty of the paint includes being economical, odorless, non-toxic and heavy metal. Khadi natural paint is available in two ways – distemper paint and emulsion paint. Talking about the price, the price of distemper paint is Rs 120 per liter and the price of emulsion paint is Rs 225 per liter. At the launch, Gadkari said that these prices are less than half the prices charged by the big paint companies.