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Terracotta Grinder

  • 03 Sep 2019
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The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched the first-ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Varanasi.

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has also started manufacturing of plastic-mixed handmade paper.
    • It is being manufactured under KVIC’s project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature).
    • In this project, the waste plastic is collected, cleaned, chopped, beaten and treated for softness.
    • Later it is mixed with the paper raw material in a ratio of 80 % (pulp) and 20% (plastic waste).

Terracotta Grinder

  • It will grind the wasted and broken pottery items for re-using in pottery-making.
  • It will reduce the cost of production, and will also help to solve the problem of shortage of clays for pottery making.

Project REPLAN

  • The initiative is launched by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
  • REPLAN stands for REducing PLastic in Nature.
  • It aims to make carry bags by mixing processed and treated plastic waste with cotton fibre rags in the ratio 20:80.
  • The made paper is found to have good strength and durability
  • It can be used to make paper bags, fine tissues and other paper-based items.


  • Terracotta is a type of ceramic pottery.
  • Terracotta is made by baking terracotta clay.
  • In fact, the word “terracotta” comes from the Italian words for “baked earth.”
  • It is often used for making pipes, bricks, and sculptures.

Source: PIB

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