Khadi Prakritik Paint

Published on January 12, 2021
Current Context: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME, Nitin Gadkari launched the ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’.
Khadi Prakritik Paint
  • The ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’ is an innovative new paint which is eco-friendly and non-toxic. It is a first-of-its-kind paint having anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties. 
  • It is developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and is certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • It was tested at National Test House of Mumbai, Shri Ram Institute for Industrial Research of New Delhi and National Test House of Ghaziabad.
  • The KVIC developed this innovative paint with the main ingredient of cow dung. 
  • The ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’ comes in two forms namely plastic emulsion paint and distemper paint and it is free from heavy metals like mercury, lead, arsenic, chromium, cadmium.
  • This ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’ will also help to increase farmers income because it makes use of cow dung as a raw material, which will lead to an additional source of income for Gaushalas and farmers.
  • Static Part:
    • HQ of KVIC: Mumbai
    • Chairman of KVIC: Vinai Kumar Saxena


Q.1 Who among the following developed ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’, which was launched by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari?
a. Hindustan Unilever Limited
b. Khadi and Village Industries Commission
c. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
d. CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute

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