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KVIC Launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’

Current context: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched the “Terracotta Grinder” on 2nd September 2019 at Sewapuri, Varanasi.
KVIC Launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’
  • The ‘Terracotta Grinder’ is the first-ever machine launched to grind the wasted pottery items for reusing them in pottery making.
  • It requires mixing of only 20% of the terracotta powder with the clay to make a saving of Rs 520.
  • The grinder is expected to reduce the cost of production of the pottery and would avoid a shortage of clay.
  • The grinder will create more job opportunities for the village people (about 900 in a single village).
  • The step will also help to complete the action plan given by the Ministry of Railways to IRCTC to use only environment-friendly terracotta products like Kulhad and glasses in railway premises.
  • KVIC that comes under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, in its Jaipur’s unit, has started its project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature) in which plastic is mixed with paper raw material in a ratio of 20% (plastic waste) and 80% (pulp).

Question: 

Q.1 Which Grinder Machine has been recently launched by the government for reusing wasted pottery items? a. Plastic Grinder
b. Ceramic Grinder
c. Terracotta Grinder
d. Earthenware Grinder
KVIC Launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’ KVIC Launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’ Reviewed by Neha on September 03, 2019 Rating: 5

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