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    14th Oct, 2020

  • RashtriyaKamdhenuAayog begins nationwide campaign to celebrate “KamdhenuDeepawaliAbhiyan” – Promoting extensive use of cow-dung/ Panchgavya products this Diwali Festival.
  • RKA aims reaching 11 crore families to ignite 33 croreDiyas made of cow-dung during this year’s Deepawali festival.
  • Apart from generating business opportunities for thousands of cow-based entrepreneurs/farmers, the use of cow-dung products will lead to a cleaner and healthier environment.
  • By providing an environmentally friendly alternative to Chinese made Diyas, the campaign will boost the ‘Make in India’ vision also.
  • RKA, contituted in2019, is a high-powered permanent apex advisory body with the mandate to help the Central Government to develop appropriate programmes for conservation, sustainable development and genetic upgradation of indigenous breeds of cows.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

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