I agree fully with this thread. Are cows meant to be food, jobs for butchers, feed what is stylishly called leather research/industry/business and what not? Are cows meant to be chappals?
Well, I have a vision to turn the challenge into an opportunity. I need all of your support. I want to come up with an attractive project that will add up to the umpteen numbers of utilities of cow, its products in society, in real life. I have plans to come up with practically possible, meaningful, economically viable business propositions to begin with. I envision that it will ultimately cause a change that will cause a change for the good, wherein society will not look upon cows with the due respect that they deserve, but they will start protecting cows so much that it will enable protect the entire animal kingdom itself, life per se, God per se.
All of us are relatively familiar with milk, ghee, curd etc. We have also come up with catchy terms and profitable businesses around: Cheese, yogurt, chaach, buttermilk, etc etc. Well, I have a concept that matters to that part for which HINglish speaking Indian Hippies, baggy pants, MIDdies, SKIrts etc have started not only abandoning, but even pouring scorn on the mother. All living beings take food and excrete. Human excreta smells rubbish because all sorts of sins are eaten. But, man has the guts to say that cow's excreta smells foul. Well, cow consumes only grass and veggie food. Its excreta does not smell as foul. But, it is the way it is used, disposed that is causing that smell.
Gobar gas is relatively popular in society. But, have we thought of it as an integrated business proposition? I think some organisations tried to do something on cow urine being used for some ailments etc and nothing beyond. I think that is not enough to break the ice. It is here that I want to do that critical bit to break that ice.
Have you traveled at all? Real stupid question. Isn't it? Well, have you thought what it costs to travel? Well, an average citizen will immediately toss the answer straight on the face: One rupee, two, ..... hundred etc right upto the second decimal point. But, is that the true cost that we are paying? No. We are playing with the fossil fuel that universe has conserved perhaps since its evolution/major change in the evolution process that caused drastic change in geography. Well, some cute head may come up with the idea of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) because it has become a success now atleast in Delhi etc. In fact, Delhi has provision for piped gas. Bye-bye indane, HP, Esso etc cylinders. Even before the ink settles, let me record that this is fraught with its own ups and downs and they will not be dealt here.
What I propose is in light of discussion in above context, only that I want to bring in the topic in context of creating that requisite value addition that will enable the true position not only to cows, but to entire life form, God per se.
Well, I want to come up with CGG (Compressed Gobar Gas). I am sure, it will not only enable macro business. But, enable grass businesses as well. In fact, it will be cluster of businesses, all at one's own comfort zones, one's own pace of comfort, with almost no compulsions/pressures and with almost no risk; all to gain. One will work more to gain more and not for fear or some compulsion. There will be so much of satisfaction by working that one will hardly want to miss working at the strike of the clock, right at their own places without having got to travel all the days at all.
Well, the concept is like this:
Have farm lands right from Leh (J&K) to Kanyakumari (T'Nadu) to produce gobar gas. Let this gas either be used on site or produced in large quantities so that it can be vended out. If can be vended out, then, it can be retail selling or bulk selling, something very similar to milk (One gets milk from cowherds or local dairies or co-operatives or agencies akin to Mother dairy).
Well, gobar gas cannot be used in its nacent form. It needs a bit of processing and that needs some investment too. But, then, it is worth so much. These are science related issues which need not have to be broached here. Nevertheless, it will be of interest to this forum to note that CGG has been successfully used to haul Indian Railway locomotives.
Hope the concept is slowly getting to be clear, clearer, more.... more. Well. all in all; it is a concept that involves society. Cow sheds that one is familiar with is not the one that is being proposed here. It will be scientifically designed, healthy, clean of even a spick of dust, with no smell, adequate light, almost 80-90% automated processes with minimal human involvement. In fact, it will turned into such an interesting, but routine type schedule that it will be chosen as a life time vocation in itself by the so called youngsters of society.
There will be so much of incentive. One can come up with business of the like of small gas cylinders that are being filled up. These cylinders can then power autorickshaws, cars etc or be used for domestic purposes etc. Alternatively, if one has enough of resources (land, cows etc) one can come up with the automated piped business; which will be akin to collection of milk in dairies; only that this collection of gas will be through metered, self regulated, centrally monitored processes. Number of gas farms can be connected to gas wells, which in turn can be used to feed applications of the likes of electricity generation. If this is done, one can stop consuming coal and start using CGG. Well, there is so much, so much to discuss, but shortage of resources necessitates brief and not details.
Organisations, government etc can fund individuals, agencies, projects.
I am sure if this initiative gains popularity, the cause espoused here will get more than what has been sought. Not just that, while mother cow has been addressed, mother nature per se will get the true respect, love that it gives mankind.
I am available. My concepts in this regard are relatively refined and am sure will stand the tests and are very practical. Let me assure that I am a technical hand and this concept has done several rounds of thought, discussions across the table etc. Any takers?