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Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying has launched a Kamdhenu Deepawali campaign to promote Cow Entrepreneurship and Cow based Panchgavya products.
About the Kamdhenu Deepawali campaign
Kamdhenu Deepawali campaign is to make cows to be economically useful by proper economical use of Cow Dung and Cow Urine too along with its Milk, Curd, Ghee.
The campaign was launched to manufacture and market more than 100 Crore Cow dung based products, such as Deepak lamps and Laxmi-Ganesh Idols.
More than 300 items are getting made by Panchgavya from cows. This includes Deepawali items too like – Deepak, Lamps, Candles, Sambrani cup, Dhoopbatti, incense sticks, Hardboard, Wall piece.
Note: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog has provided training along with many Volunteer organizations across India. This gave rise to a large number of Cow dung based Start-Ups.
Benefits of the Kamdhenu Deepawali campaign
Cow Entrepreneurs across India will get benefitted from this campaign.
The Gomaya lamps made by Cow Entrepreneurs and Cow owners will save the environment by providing eco-friendly alternatives to chemical-based Chinese lights.
About Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog
It is an agency working under the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying of Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying. It was established to protect cows.
The agency organises animal husbandry on scientific & modern lines. It also takes steps to preserve & improve breeds, as well as prohibit the slaughter of cows & calves. The agency also functions as an integral part of Rashtriya Gokul Mission.
Source: This post is based on the article “Kamdhenu Deepawali 2021 campaign launched” published in PIB on 3rd October 2021.