Eco Friendly Cow Dung Pot For Nursery

Eco Friendly Cow Dung Pot For Nursery


Name : Gopalbhai Surtia

District & State :  Vadodara, Gujarat

Category : Utility

Award :  

Award Function :   7th National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2013

Price :   Rs. 15,000/- (plus packaging & transportation)


Shri Gopalbhai Surtia, a grassroots innovator from Gujarat (India) came up with an innovative idea of making cow dung cups for nurseries to grow saplings. The innovation lies in the idea and achieving optimum combination of mixers of cow dung and other natural binders used to make it sturdy and resistant to pest. It is easy to manufacture and an environment friendly product. As an added bonus, it provides employment in rural areas, factors that make it sustainable and scalable within favorable geographies. 

Innovator developed eco friendly pot by using cow dung and agriculture waste, which is completely biodegradable. The innovation lies in the idea and achieving optimum combination of mixers of cow dung and other natural binders used to make it sturdy and resistant to pest. To streamline and standardize the production process of these cow dung pots, Innovator developed a manually operated cow dung pot making machine. This has enabled mass production thereby ensuring comparatively lesser per unit cost of the cow dung pots. 

  • Manually operated
  • 3 stainless steel die for variable pot sizes
  • Capacity – about 100 pots / hr (might vary as per user) 

  • It is manually operated and easy to use
  • No maintenance or recurring cost
  • Uniform quality of pots
  • Various size of pots can be developed in single machine
  • Income augmentation of farmers by selling value added products