Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel transfers more than Rs 8.56 crore into the bank accounts of more than 88 thousand beneficiaries under Godhan Nyay Yojana

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Raipur: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today transferred an amount of Rs 8 crore 56 lakhs directly into the bank accounts of 88 thousand 810 cattle ranchers and cow dung sellers as the fifth installment under Godhan Nyaya Yojana, by pressing the button on the computer from his residence office today. Under Godhan Nyaya Yojana, which commenced on July 20 i.e. on the occasion of Hareli Parva, an amount of Rs 29 crore 28 lakh has been paid to cow owners and cow dung vendors till date.
On this occasion, Chief Minister launched the vermicompost prepared in Gauthans under the name of ‘Godhan Vermi Compost’. Chief Minister said that the work of vermi compost packaging would be assigned to the women self-help groups in every district. These women self-help groups will undertake the work of printing on packaging bags. He said that the packaging of Vermi Compost should be such that it is easy to handle and the moisture in Vermi Compost remains intact for a long time.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that right from poor villagers to livestock owners every one is getting benefitted by Godhan Nyaya Yojana. The scheme is proving helpful in maintaining hygiene, and promoting organic farming as well as animal husbandry. Under this multidimensional scheme, 5400 Gauthans have been built in the state till date, out of which dung is being procured in 3247 active Gauthans. As the construction of Gauthans in all the gram panchayats of the state is completed and the cow dung procured begins there as well, the total quantity of cow dung procured and the amount of payment will get doubled. Chief Minister said that this scheme can be made even more beneficial. For this, a team of veterinary scientists from Kamdhenu University Anjora should be constituted so that they may do the research and recommend better use of cow dung.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey said that this innovative thinking scheme of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has become very popular among the people. Chief Minister is fulfilling his promise of fortnightly payment against cow dung procurement. He said that through this scheme, women groups and societies will be able to do vermicompost fertilizer business of Rs 700 to 800 crore. This will generate employment for the villagers and will also support the societies. Cooperatives Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Daharia, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi were present on the occasion.
Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Smt. M. Geeta informed that out of total 5454 Gothans in the state, 3247 gothanas are currently functional. Out of these, 3078 Gauthans are located in rural areas and 169 in Gauthans in urban areas. She informed that out of 7 lakh 17 thousand 394 cattle herders, one lakh 84 thousand 899 cattle herders have been registered in Gauthans. 14 lakh 64 thousand 477 quintal dung has been procured so far from 88 thousand 810 cattle herders and cow dung sellers. Nearly 27 thousand 152 quintals of cow dung is being procured in gauthans every day. On an average, 4.59 quintal of cow dung is being purchased from each of the cattle ranchers. About 125.43 quintal of cow dung is being purchased per active gauthan. About 40 per cent of the cattle herders and dung sellers that are being benefitted under the scheme are of landless category.

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