Delhi University student’s startup listed in Forbes ASIA | Organiko: Soap from Donkey Milk

Delhi University student’s startup listed in Forbes Under 30 Top 30 ASIA. 

Pooja Kaul, Co. Founder Organiko, Forbes ASIA

A Delhi-based entrepreneur running a campaign to save donkeys has been listed in Forbes Under 30 TOP 30. Pooja Kaul,25 (Co. Founder, Organiko), who was the student of Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi and has a fellowship from IIT-Delhi, piloted her project in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, and has moved on to Delhi NCR, among other part in north India. Another co-founder of Organiko, Rishabh Tomar, who was Social Work student in Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi and PG from Tata Institute of Social Science.

Rishabh Tomar, Co-Founder Organiko

Organiko, a Delhi based social enterprise that utilizes Donkey milk to produce healthy skincare products. This startup helps donkey farmers and owners in the lesser-known Indian territories of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh earn income by selling the milk, as well as women by teaching them how to make skincare products from it.

The donkey population has dropped by more than 60% in India in last 7-8 years and In 2020 less than 1.5 lakh are left according to survey. With the advancement in technology these are no longer needed and there has been a value addition around the animal. Traditionally milk of donkey id known to have medicinal values through not many are aware of it. Kaul, who works with donkey farmers and sells beauty products through her organization Organiko  had received requests from Raichur, Vijayapura, Bagalkot, Mysuru and Bangalore.

Sonia Gandhi during Startup Meet.

According to Organiko, owners of these donkeys can earn double if they sell their milk as compare with working in industrial areas. A litre of donkey milk can cost up to Rs. 3000. Research has found that donkey milk is rich in Multiple Vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids which is good for skin, actually keep the skin hydrated and prevent wrinkles. It has been used to treat skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.
They mainly focused on making their product in sustainable manner. There are plans to set up milk-to-powder processing units in the state which end the product manufacturing beauty products. Now they are working on future plans to introduce face-wash and many other products. Right now they have soaps in three different varieties.

Organiko: Soap from Donkey Milk

We as Hamari Yojana congratulate Organiko group for their achievement. We hope they will grow like this and set an example for society.

Thankyou for reading. This article was bought to you by Hamari Yojana, an initiative by a Economics student and a CA student. Stay tuned for more articles like this.
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