The summer is here and India is once again gripped by extremely hot weather, the AC in car’s is insufficient so people like Sejal Shah are left to innovate and come up with their own ideas of how to cool their cars! Sejal from Ahmedabad has reportedly come up with the ingenious idea of cooling his car with ‘cow dung’!
Photos of the car quickly went viral after a Facebook user named Rupesh Gauranga Das shared the images and wrote, “Best use of cow dung I have ever seen.”
He said they photos were taken in Ahmedabad, and added, “To counter 45 degrees heat temperatures and protect car from getting hot Mrs. Sejal shah has plastered her car with cow dung. Getting cool.”
The post generated a lot of curiosity with many users asking how they would deal with the odour from cow dung while some wanted to know if it really worked and how much coating of cow dung one needs to apply.
Traditionally, in rural India, there is a common practice of applying cow dung on floors and walls allowing it to dry, as it is believed that coating it makes the structure remain warm in winters and cold in summers. Also, as it is a regarded as a natural disinfectant and mosquito repellent, the practice is quite common in villages.
I think we will pass on this particular cooling idea!