Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria unveiled a ‘chip’ made of cow dung and claimed that it reduces radiation from mobile handsets and that it would be a safeguard against diseases, ANI reported.
“Cow dung will protect everyone, it is anti-radiation… It is scientifically proven… This is a radiation chip that can be used in mobile phones to reduce radiation. It will be safeguarded against diseases,” said Vallabhbhai Kathiria. He was speaking on Monday (October 12) at the launch of a nationwide campaign ‘Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan’, which is aimed at promoting cow dung products.
The ‘chip’, named Gausatva Kavach, is manufactured by Rajkot-based Shrijee Gaushala. Set up in 2019, the RKA aimed at conservation, protection, and development of cows and their progeny. The Aayog, which comes under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, has started a nation-wide campaign to encourage the use of cow dung-based products during festivals.
Vallabhbhai Kathiria appealed to people to avoid using China-made diyas this Diwali, stating that the campaign launched by the RKA will also boost the ‘Make in India’ concept of Prime Minister Modi and the ‘swadeshi movement’.
“You must have heard a few days ago that the actor Akshay Kumar… He has eaten cow dung. You can eat it. It’s a medicine. But we have forgotten our science,” Kathiria said, referring to the actor’s recent remarks that he drinks cow urine every day for Ayurvedic reasons.
“Now we have started a research project. We want to have research on these subjects we consider a myth,” Kathiria said.
Displaying other products made from cow dung, he said, “Cow dung is anti-radiation, it protects all, if you bring this home your place will become radiation-free… All this has been approved by science.”
Kathiria told a paper that more than 500 gaushalas are manufacturing such anti-radiation chips. They are available for Rs 50-100 each. One person is exporting such chips to the US, where it is sold at about $10 each.
When asked if the government provided funds for the development of cow dung chips, Kathiria said, “Our concept is to popularise the anti-radiation properties of cow-dung… It protects from radiation from mobile phones.” Asked whether the chips are certified by a government laboratory, Kathiria said, “These are not certified but tested. It can be tested in any laboratory, even in a college.”
While launching Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan, Kathiria unveiled other cow dung-based products like earthen lamps, candles, incense, paperweights, idols of gods and goddesses. He said RKA aims to reach 11 crore families to light 33 crore diyas made of cow dung this Diwali.