Grassroot Innovations

Cow dung collection and dispensing device


Traditionally, dung is collected being manually or by using hoe and a container. Now a day, it is difficult to find labour to manage cow dungs in rural areas and the situation is worse in cities. Today?s younger generation is reluctant to get their hands dirty and the lack of tools or devices further compounds the problem.

Innovator: Gopalbhai Surtia

Area: Engineering Sciences

Contact Address: Vadodara

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 device is lightweight and easy to operate and maintain and thereby, reduces the back pain drudgery of users. Additionally, the device helps in collecting dung in Gaushalas, dairy farms and also at roadsides without touching by hands.Can also be used for collecting other unrequired material like sand, mud and other waste.

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