“GAU TECH 2023” – A Global Cow based investment summit & expo has been planned from May 24 to 28, 2023 at Race course Ground, Rajkot to promote Cow Based Industries, an initiative of “Global Confederation of Cow Based Industries” (GCCI) with the sacred aim of realising the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “Glorious India”. GCCI is working with the government and entrepreneurs to promote cow-based entrepreneurship. Industrialisation of cow products and their human use can ensure global environmental friendliness and development.
Addressing the press conference Dr Vallabbhai Kathiria, founder GCCI added that the Gau Tech 2023 is organised for Startups, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Industries with the aim of attracting new entrepreneurs and investors in this new Cow based Industries. During expo the entrepreneurs from India and abroad will share their ideas, innovations, challenges and views. Along with seminars for various cow-based industries, special cow-related cultural programs have also been organised in the evening.
Dr Kathiria said that by preparing the best bulls through the use of modern technology in cow breeding, businesses have started on the PPP model with the help of the government, specifically developing sexed semen technology, embryo transplant, setting up semen laboratories etc. A huge international market has emerged for A2 milk from indigenous cows and its value addition for butter, ghee and buttermilk as well as medicinal ghee. Biopesticides and bio fertilisers for organic farming from cow urine and cow dung as well as various medicines, repellents and sanitisers for clean environment and various household cosmetic, cow urine and dung products have created entrepreneurship opportunities with employment for women and youth.
Various government schemes are in place from cottage industry to medium and large scale production capacity plants. Cow-dung can provide a large market for dung paint, plaster, bricks, tiles, paper and Gau Kastha as a substitute for cremation wood. Biofuels like biogas, CNG, CO2, hydrogen are being produced from dung, cow urine and supplied to factories. Government’s buyback plan is also in effect. Similarly, “Cow Hostels” have been started on a large scale by NGOs or cooperatives, to support the concept of ‘a cow in every house’ and earning through professional services. There are lot of opportunities for large-scale machinery manufacturing units for cow-based industries.
Panchagavya derived from cow based products is the best Ayurvedic medicine. Cow is a moving pharmacy. We can achieve new heights in Ayurveda by connecting all the Ministries with the development of the Ayurveda sector. Various ayurvedic pharma companies are requested to come forward for manufacturing veterinary ayurvedic medicine for animals. The current “Natural Farming” campaign will be accelerated by this EXPO. The expo will help farmers getting richer and society becoming healthier.
Addressing the press, Hansraj Gajera, chairmen Laghu Udhyog Bharti, added that, this will be a platform for MSME industry and marketing. The Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Skill Development, Ministry of Forest and Environment, Ministry of Women Welfare etc. have their own schemes, which youth and women entrepreneurs should take advantage of by joining cow husbandry and cow based industries.
GCCI General Secretary Pureesh Kumar informed that various schemes are being implemented by the Union and State Governments. Detailed information about government grants, loans, subsidies, and promotional schemes by various departments of the Government of India and state governments on various topics like our country cow, cow service, cow conservation, cow husbandry, cow breeding, cow production, cow energy, cow tourism, organic farming will be provided at the Expo. He told StartUps and Youths will be informed about how to earn revenue of crores by Cow based entrepreneurship. This event will be Game changer for Cow based Entrepreneurship globally.
Ex-DG Lions international Shri Ramesh Ghetia summarised that More than 400 stalls and various pavilions, besides space for product display and exhibition will be there in this expo. Companies, various industries, NGOs, social organisations and government sectors will provide information about their products and services to the people. AC domes will be arranged. In this exhibition, the stall holders will also get a subsidy from MSME department. Visitors and farmers not only of Gujarat but from all over India will visit this expo.
A team of GCCI is working with entrepreneurs, investors, scientists and technocrats who could come. The event is being managed by Adex Events and Exhibitions as a consultant. Media promotion is being done by Adex Media Links. All men, youth, women, scientists, industrialists, social workers and religious people are humbly requested to participate, co-operate and contribute in this “Expo” whole heartedly.
Mittal Khetani told the media that the Cow urine and dung is available in cowshed as raw material, which can be used for industrial purposes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Clean India, Healthy India, Green India, Digital India and Make in India will be accelerated, gaushalas will become self-reliant, youth and women will get employment.
Through digital marketing outlets, earnings can be made through export-import, protecting the environment. There are huge opportunities for such multiple new industries to help strengthen the cow-based economy. Realising “Gau Raksha” in true sense by joining government and society will make India rich and prosperous. These projects will prove to be a powerful means to take the country’s economy to 5 Trillion dollar and promote green economy module. Through G2B, B2B, and investors opportunities for interactive connectivity will be available to small cow farmers, gaushalas and panjrapoles.
Shri Ganesh Thummer added that Rajkot is a hub of small scale industries. Many machinery for cow based industries are manufactured here. New entrepreneurs will come forward, thus creating huge opportunities for cow based MSME machinery. Cow means not only milk but urine and dung as a means of cow based industry, GDP can be enhanced. Cow includes cow family with calves – heifers, bulls, old cows. They will give cow dung – cow urine for their full life. Encouraging cow urine-dung industries will solve the problem of stray cattle. Road accidents will stop. Panjrapol will prosper. Thus the concept of “Gau Seva” of Indian culture will come to fruition.