Online biz idea from Rajasthan: Cow dung cakes for sale on Amazon
the brainchild of three young entrepreneurs who together own the GAU farm located in Kota.
Last Updated: May 13, 2017, 5:19 pm
Jaipur: Family-owned organic dairy farm in Kota have been selling cow dung cakes through e-commerce portals like Amazon for over four months. This innovative use of animal bi-product to generate finance is the brainchild of three young entrepreneurs— Gagandeep Singh, Amanpreet Singh and Uttamjyot Singh who together own the GAU farm located in Kota. The cow dung cakes are being sold as a set of dozen for Rs 120. The farm has an average sale of 15 consignments per week. One of the partners of GAU, Amanpreeet Singh said “Our priority here at GAU has always been to supply pure and unadulterated products to our clients. Through the use of smart packaging we ensure the cow dung cakes are not prone to breakage during transit.” In the forthcoming Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) scheduled from May 24 to May 26 at Kota, the promoters of ‘GAU’ will be in demand.Through the process of drying and setting, a semi-liquid cow manure slurry is turned into circular discs. These discs are then passed through a heat shrink to retain their shapes. The finished products are packed into cardboard sealed boxes and sent out for delivery. The health care of the cattle is being taken by the Animal Husbandry Department of the state and the eminent feeders and nutritionist. The company has installed Radio-frequency identification (RFID) on the livestock which lets them keep a track of the health and nutrition of the cattle from anywhere across the world. The livestock farm is spread over 40 acres of land and is equipped with modern infrastructure and amenities. The farm has also successfully converted animal waste into electricity by establishing Rajasthan’s first bio gas plant. The plant’s output of 40kW per month is sole source of electricity throughout the farm. This electricity generation saves the farm around Rs. 24 lakhs annually. GRAM Kota will be held from 24 to 26 May 2017 at RAC Ground, Shivpura, Kota in Rajasthan. The event is being jointly organised by the Government of Rajasthan and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). Government of Rajasthan looks forward to replicate GRAM 2016’s accomplishment in Kota, Rajasthan. Accordingly, one of the core objectives of GRAM Kota would be to expose the farmers of the Kota Division to best agriculture practices and define the next qualitative leap in Kota’s agriculture growth story. The event will bring all stakeholders- farmers from in and around Kota, academicians, technologists, agribusiness companies and policy makers. Note: Want to share this story with someone? Just click on the WhatsApp or Facebook icon below:
First published: May 13, 2017