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Indian scientist Vallabhbhai Kathiria made several astonishing claims about the mechanism of mobile chips whilst speaking at a press conference yesterday. Kathirira stated that “while cow dung reduces radiation, the home environment can also be made environmentally friendly by making other products from cow dung to fight many diseases, germs and bacteria in cow dung. There is immense power”.

The Indian scientist lamented how in today’s age of modern science “we have forgotten our science. The immense benefits of cow dung have been ignored by modern science, but we have made a research project, under which we will research upon the benefits of cow dung”.

In his press conference, the Indian scientist urged the Indian people and the media to launch a positive campaign on cows so that no cow is seen roaming around the streets outside. “If a cow does not give milk, it will urinate. It is important to note that dung can be kept in the house for use.”

Kathiria showcases the cow dung mobile chip

The chief of a federal body on animal husbandry has unveiled a chip made of cow dung, claiming it reduces radiation from mobile handsets.

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria showcased the chip while launching “Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan”, a campaign to promote products made of cow dung. India claims cow dung chips protect against radiation.

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“Cow dung is anti-radiation. If you bring this home and place it in (on) your phone, it (the phone) will become radiation-free,” the scientist said, showcasing the product at a press conference on Monday.

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog

The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog is a body under the ministry of fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying, set up by the Narendra Modi government for “conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny”, according to its website.

Kathiria said the chips are not certified by any scientific body but have been tested in laboratories. “You can test its effectiveness in any laboratory and even in colleges,” he said. Over 500 ‘gaushalas’, or cow shelters, are making these anti-radiation chips, he said.

Scientists say that rigorous scientific tests, including peer review, would be necessary to demonstrate qualities like radiation absorption capacity of cow dung. “I don’t know anything about this, but any claim needs to pass rigorous scientific tests based on facts, whether it is a cow dung chip or a corona vaccine,” said Samir Brahmachari, a biophysicist and former director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

India’s relationship with the Holy Cow

The cow is revered by many Hindus for its religious affiliations. Some believe its by-products, such as urine, promotes health and well-being. Some uses of cow dung have been scientifically proven. For example, cow manure can be naturally treated to remove methane, a greenhouse gas, according to the US Environment Protection Agency.

However, many claims regarding cow dung and cow urine remain untested by modern standards of science. In February, Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, president of the Hindu Mahasabha, a conservative Hindu organisation, declared that “consuming cow urine and cow dung will stop the effect of infectious coronavirus”. Talking to the media, Chakrapani further said that a person, who chants Om Namah Shivay and applies cow dung on the body, will be saved.

Meera Nanda, an Indian historian of science, describes this as a conviction that “India has always known everything that is worth knowing”. According to her, this has prevented Indians “from developing an ethos of honest inquiry.”

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