Forget the rest! Bovine urine is the best!! Recently a proposal is put forth by the animal rights activist, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi. She suggested that all the government hospitals of Rajasthan may trade their cleaning agents with cow urine.
Gandhi had then said: “No harm to janitors by way of daily exposure to chemicals, and cows will be valued more.”
There were even reports that government offices in New Delhi might replace phenyl with ‘Gaunyle’, derived from cow urine and carrying the fragrance of neem and pine.
The pilot project will be launched at Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, the state’s premier hospital attached with the SMS Medical College.
“If this is a success in the SMS Hospital, its use would be extended to all hospitals across the state,” announced Medical and Health Minister Rajendra Rathore. He made this announcement while inaugurating a cow urine refinery, said to be first of its kind in the world, at Pathmeda village near Sanchore town of Jalore district on Sunday.
The Rs. 4-crore refinery has been set up by Parthvimeda Gau Pharma Private Limited, a foundation known for its 250-acre Gopal Govardhan Gaushala at the village. The company manufactures and markets a large range of cow milk and urine based products.
The refinery has a daily capacity of preparing 7,000 litres extract of cow urine, of which about 50 per cent would be used for preparing the cleaner that would be marketed with trade name ‘Gocleaner’.