Camel Poop Paper Factory
The world’s first camel poop paper factory has been established on the campus of Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan. Its purpose is to generate extra income for the camel breeders from the sale of dung, to create some jobs for local women, and to just highlight the biodiversity enriching aspects of the camel. After all, according to local knowledge, the camel eats 36 species of trees, bushed and grass – and all these are reflected in the paper!
This is a project by the NGO Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan to stop the dwindling of Rajasthan’s camel numbers by helping their keepers to generate extra income. So activities have focused on developing new and exciting products from camels which were traditionally used only for draught purposes.
Some of these include camel milk ice cream (yum!), paper made from camel dung (extremely biodiverse!), soap made from camel milk. Our latest explorations have focused on camel wool and together with wool experts and designers we have created a range of amazing items!
Brochure about the camel project