Coating an expensive car with cow-dung for escaping the summer heat might not be a feasible proposition for most people, but a homemaker in India's Ahmedabad has done it claiming that it keeps her car cool even without air-conditioning, NDTV reports.
Sejal Shah's Toyota Altis became an internet sensation soon after its cow dung coated photos went viral. On top of that, the sedan has become an eye-catcher with the red and white motifs on the edges.
Shah says the coating keeps her car cooler in summers and warmer in winters.
It is also her bid towards saving the environment at a time when global warming is a major concern, NDTV reports quoting Sejal.
"It not only keeps my car cool but also helps in preventing pollution. The harmful gases that are released while we use car AC increase the temperatures and contribute to global warming. I drive my car switching off the AC as the cow-dung keeps it cool," Ms Shah told news agency ANI.
"I got this idea as I used to put cow-dung on the floor and walls of my house. It keeps the house cool. Hence I decided to put it over my car," she said.
Applying cow dung paste on the walls and floors of mud-houses is a common practice in rural India. It keeps the house cooler in summers and warmer in winters, NDTV reports.