Grassroot Innovations

Manually operated cow dung pot making machine


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.

Innovator: opalbhai Surtia & Paresh Panchal

Area: Engineering Sciences

Contact Address: Katholi, Vadodara & Ahmedabad

State: Gujarat

Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India

National Mission: Swachh Bharat

Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India


The machince is manually operated and easy to use and there is no maintenance or recurring cost. Additionally, the device produces uniform quality of pots. Various size of pots can be developed in single machine. Income augmentation of farmers by selling value added products

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