Kamdhenu Deepawali 2021 campaign launched

Former Cabinet Minister and former chairman of rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog launched the “Kamdhenu Deepawali 2021 campaign” on October 3, 2021.

Highlights

  • This campaign was launched for manufacturing and marketing about 100 Crore Deepak lamps & Laxmi-Ganesh Idols made up of cow-dung.
  • Under the campaign, Cows will be economically used by economically utilising Cow Dung and Cow Urine along with its Milks, Curd & Ghee.
  • Using the Panchgavya from cow, 300 items are getting made now, including Deepak, Candles, Lamps, Havansamagri, Sambrani cup, Hard Board, Dhoopbatti, incense sticks, Wall piece, Laxmi-Ganesh idols etc.

Gomaya lamps

The Gomaya lamps were made by Cow Entrepreneurs and Cow owners. This lamo will save the environment by providing eco-friendly alternative for chemical based Chinese lights.

Who trains the start-ups?

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog have been providing training in association with the volunteer organizations across India, giving rise to huge number of Cow dung based Start Ups.

Significance of the campaign

This campaign would benefit the Cow Entrepreneurs across India. It is a Eco friendly campaign which will also help Gaushalas in becoming Self Sustainable. Campaign would also empower the ‘Start-up India’ and ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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 slaughter of cows & calves. Agency also functions as an integral part of Rashtriya Gokul Mission.

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

This mission was started in December 2014 by government with the aim of developing & conserving indigenous bovine breeds and genetic upgradation of bovine population.

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