Khadi Prakritik Paint to be launched soon.

First of its kind !

7 January 2021.


 Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways & MSME,Mr. Nitin Gadkari,  is to launch an innovative new paint developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission on Tuesday (12-01-2021).

Key Points:

Name of the paint: Khadi Prakritik Paint

Speciality of this paint:

  • It is first of its kind.
  • Eco-friendly,non-toxic,anti-fungal,anti-bacterial.
  • Cow- dung is the main ingredient.
  • This paint is free from heavy metals like lead, mercury, chromium, arsenic, cadmium and others.
  • Khadi Prakritik paint is cost-effective and odourless and has been certified by Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Khadi Prakritik Paint is available in two forms – distemper paint and plastic emulsion paint.

Vision behind the paint:

  • The production of Khadi Prakritik Paint is aligned with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of increasing farmers’ income.
  •  The project was conceptualized by Chairman KVIC in March 2020.
  • It is developed by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, Jaipur (KVIC unit).

Utility to the farmers:

  • . It is expected to boost local manufacturing and create sustainable local employment through technology transfer.
  • This Khadi Prakritik Paint technology will increase consumption of cow dung as a raw material for eco-friendly products and generate additional revenue to farmers and gaushalas.
  • The sale of this paint is expected to help farmers an extra income of Rs 30,000 per animal, per year.
  •  The utilization of cow dung will also clean the environment and prevent clogging of drains.

Verification of the Khadi paint:

  • The Khadi Prakritik Distemper & Emulsion Paints have been tested at three National Laboratories – National Test House, Mumbai; Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, New Delhi; National Test House, Ghaziabad.
  • Khadi Prakritik Emulsion paint meets BIS 15489:2013 standards; whereas Khadi Prakritik Distemper paint meets BIS 428:2013 standards.

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