Paint is anti bacterial and antifungal
Making natural paint from cow dung has been started in Jarway Gauthan of the capital Raipur, Litiya village of Durg district and Saradhunanvagaon of Kanker. Usually multinational companies were involved in paint manufacturing, but now rural women have also stepped firmly in this field. Natural paint made from cow dung is exactly like the paint prepared by multinational companies. Its quality is of high level, this paint is anti bacterial and antifungal.
30 to 40 percent less cost than premium quality paint
By preparing paint and vermi compost from cow dung, women are realizing Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a self-sufficient village. With this, new opportunities are being created for the people of the village for their progress along with employment. Along with distemper, emulsion paint, putty is also being manufactured in Jarway Gauthan. It is being sold at CG Mart in the capital Raipur. There are plans to make it available on various online platforms soon. Apart from being 30 to 40 percent cheaper than the paint of a multinational company, this paint is also environment friendly.
The cost of this cow dung paint is 30 to 40 percent less than the premium quality paint available in the market. The cost of emulsion paint is Rs 225 per litre. It is being prepared in packages of 1,2,4 and 10 litres. Along with this, like the paint of big companies, it is also available in about 4 thousand colors. Along with this, putty distemper is also being prepared.
Certified and quality from national level institution
This paint has also been certified by the National Training School, an organization of the Government of India. Also, it has different types of properties, it is anti bacterial, antifungal, eco-friendly, non toxic. This is also certified by the Scientific Institute. Heavy material has not been used in this natural paint and it is a natural thermal insulator i.e. it has the ability to maintain a temperature of four to five degrees.
Construction started in units of Raipur, Durg and Kanker
It is being made by Gauthan Govardhan area level women self-help group through the capital in collaboration with Lakshmi Organic Institute. At present, the unit established in this Gauthan has the capacity to make 2 thousand liters of emulsion paint per day. Which is being increased up to 5 thousand liters in future as per the demand. Putty and distemper are also being made here. With this paint, the building of Municipal Corporation Headquarters of the capital has been painted in Zone No. 8 building.
On the other hand, the rural sisters of village Litiya of Durg district are manufacturing distemper in the village itself. The manufacturing capacity of the distemper unit is up to thousand liters per day. He has also started selling it. Paint is being manufactured from cow dung by the Sagar Women’s Cluster Group in Gauthan of Saradhunanwagaon village of Charama development block of Kanker district, which has also generated income for the women self-help group. So far, 1400 liters of paint has been manufactured in this Gauthan and 373 liters of paint has also been sold, due to which the women of the self-help group have earned an income of Rs 75 thousand 525.
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cow dung paint making process
According to the information given by the experts, this method is done with two days old cow dung, first the cow dung is put in a mixing tank and an equal amount of water is added to it. Stir until the cow dung becomes like a paste. This paste is further sent to the TDR machine through a pump, where it is ground into fine powder and further sent to the bleaching tank. Here it is heated up to 100 degrees and hydrogen peroxide and caustic soda are added to it, which changes the color of cow dung and removes all its impurities.
The above slurry obtained from cow dung is used as a base in the next step of making paint, after that it is mixed with other ingredients like pigment, extender, blinder, filler in high speed dis pressure machine at different rpm for 3 to 4 hours. After this it is mixed into natural paint and is prepared. After good packaging, it becomes available for sale in the market.
It is noteworthy that according to the intention of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, units for manufacturing natural paint and putty from cow dung are being set up rapidly in 75 Gauthans of the state. On completion of these units, 50 liters of natural paint will be produced daily and 37 lakh 50 liters in a year.