Vallabhbhai Kathiria, Chairman of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA), unveiled a 'chip' made of cow dung and reported that it lowers radiation from cell phones and would protect against diseases. However, Experts and Scientists Say No Chance.
Vallabhbhai Kathiria, chairman of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA), unveiled a 'chip' made of cow dung and reported that it lowers radiation from cell phones and would protect against diseases.
#WATCH: Cow dung will protect everyone, it is anti-radiation... It's scientifically proven...This is a radiation chip that can be used in mobile phones to reduce radiation. It'll be safeguard against diseases: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog Chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria (12.10.2020) pic.twitter.com/bgr9WZPUxK— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2020
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', entitled Gausatva Kavach, is manufactured by Shrijee Gaushala, based in Rajkot. The RKA was set up in 2019 to protect, preserve and cultivate cows and their offspring.
The Aayog, which operates under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, has initiated a nationwide drive to promote the use during festivals of cow dung products.
What is Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog?
The Government of India has constituted the “Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog” to organize animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and to take steps for preserving and improving breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter, of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle.
As per 2012 livestock census, India has 300 million bovine population; out of this 191 million are cattle (cows) and 108.7 million buffaloes. The cattle and buffalo genetic resource is constituted by 43 breeds of cattle and 16 breeds of buffaloes. Among the bovine population, 216 million are females and 84 million are males. 5.2 million cattle are abandoned as per livestock census 2012.
Kathiria also called on individuals to stop using this Diwali's Chinese-made diyas, saying that the RKA's initiative would also raise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' idea and the' Swadeshi movement.'
Scientists & Physicists Ask ‘Where’s The Proof?’
“In science, demonstration is the key,” said Professor Amol Dighe from the Tata Insitute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. Dighe, whose work focuses on Nuclear and Particle Physics, further added that if the “chip” is scientifically proven to have reduced radiations coming out of mobile phones, then Kamdhenu Aayog should simply make public the details of the experiments which were conducted.
Further, Dr S Krishnaswamy, a senior professor of Bioinformatics from Madurai Kamaraj University, says, “Such practices should be called out. While cow dung might have some antiseptic properties, there is no record of it preventing any sort of radiations.”
Dr Krishnaswamy added that such mythical claims about the utility of cow dung have been there in the past as well and even then the scientific community has categorically questioned them.
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