Govt Funds Cow Excreta Start-Ups
In order to encourage conservation and protection of cattle, the government of i=India has decided to fund start-ups that sell cow by-products such as cow dung, urine, etc.
After the approval by PM Modi in February 2019, that Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) was created. It is an organisation created by the government for the for Conservation, protection and development of cows.
The government has invested Rs 500 crore in this organisation. The RKA has said that Start-ups that sell cow by-products will get 60% funding(money) from the government.They have made this decision encourage more youth to explore business opportunities in cow by-products. Chairman of the RKA Vallabh Kathiria, said that they want to encourage the youth to utilise products such as urine,dung, ghee, milk, etc. That can be used for medicinal and agricultural purposes.
He said that when cows stop producing milk just abandon the cows. This new scheme will help cows are used to the fullest and taken care of as well. The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog are working on special medicine called Panchgavya that will contain extracts of cow urine and dung. They claim that this medicine if consumed by pregnant women would help raise highly intelligent children. The chairman encouraged people to research on the medicinal value of cow dung and urine. He would help them with research and will provide training and skill development programmes to those who run gaushalas (cow shed).