(The Gist of PIB) KVIC Launches Terracotta Grinder at Varanasi to Re-use wasted pottery
(The Gist of PIB) KVIC Launches Terracotta Grinder at Varanasi to Re-use wasted pottery [SEPTEMBER-2019]
KVIC Launches Terracotta Grinder at Varanasi to Re-use wasted pottery
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched the first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi to Re-use wasted pottery.
Earlier the wasted pottery items were grinded in normal khal-musal (mortar and pestle) and it's fine powder was mixed with the normal clay. Mixing this powder in stipulated ratio to normal clay makes the resulting pottery items stronger.
This Terracotta grinder will make grinding of wasted pottery items faster than the traditional mortar and pestle. It will lessen the cost of production and will solve the problem of shortage of clays.
The grinder was designed by KVIC Chairman, and fabricated by a Rajkot-based engineering unit
This machine will be a boon for potters as Union Minister of MSME has proposed to introduce kulhads and other terracotta products at 400 prominent railway stations. The proposal is under active consideration of the Railways.