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Woman produces 1000 colour shades of paint out of cow dung! (

Indian Government has partnered and developed a process to create paint from Cow dung. 

Indian Minstry of Small and Medium enterprises has joined with partners and developed a process to create paint from Cow dung and also train enterpreneurs in this process.

Durga Priyadarshini Sahoo, a woman entrepreneur from a town of Odisha, India has established a plant where about 1000 varieties of paints are produced out of cow dung. And putty is made off the surplus cow dung. This plant is claimed to be the first of its kind in Odisha. She also owns another such plant in Rajasthan.

Here is the press release from Government of India – Prakratik Paint has been developed from cow dung by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI), Jaipur, a unit of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), under the administrative control of the Ministry of MSME.  Khadi Prakratik paint is eco-friendly and cost effective.  The Khadi Prakratik Paint developed by KNHPI has been tested at National Test House, Ghaziabad (Govt. of India), National Test House, Mumbai (Govt. of India) and Shri Ram Institute of Industrial Research, Delhi (An ISO certified test lab) and satisfies the parameters required for paint.”


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