New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria has unveiled a ‘chip’ made of cow dung, which according to him reduces radiation from mobile handsets and it will be a safeguard against diseases.

The bizarre claim by Kathiria comes as India, along with the entire world, continues to grapple with coronavirus which has so far claimed over 1 lakh lives in the country.

Speaking at the launch of a nationwide campaign 'Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan', which is aimed at promoting cow dung products, Kathiria said: "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."

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.

Kathiria further 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 Narendra Modi and the 'swadeshi movement'.

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog is an institute under the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying. The body was constituted as an attempt to conserve and protect India's cattle population.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta