Raipur: State-wide launch of Chhattisgarh Government’s ambitious Godhan Nyay Yojana will take place on the traditional Hareli festival of the state. Preparations for the launch of this scheme have been completed. On July 20, the day of Hareli, programs will be organized in Gauthans of all the districts of the state, where the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs and local people’s representatives will join the program and initiate the scheme. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel will inaugurate Godhan Nyay Yojana with Hareli Puja at Chief Minister’s residence on July 20 at 10 am.The Chief Minister will thereafter inaugurate the Godhan Nyay Yojana by participating in programs organized at 11 am in Adarsh Gauthan Behar of Arang development block in Raipur district and Patan in Durg district. Inauguration program of Godhan Nyay Yojana will be organized in all the districts of the state where ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs and other public representatives will participate.
The Godhan Nyay Yojana is an innovative scheme to benefit the villagers, farmers and livestock farmers. It is being started by the Chhattisgarh government in the state from July 20 on Hareli festival. Under this scheme, cow dung will be purchased from farmers and livestock farmers at the rate of two rupees, through which large scale preparation of vermicompost and other products will be done in Gothan. This will provide employment and economic benefits to the villagers. Organic farming will get a boost in the state. Under the Godan Nyay Yojana, in the first phase, procurement of cow dung will be started in 2408 Gothans in rural areas and 377 Gothans in urban areas. Cow dung will be purchased in a phased manner in all 11 thousand 630 gram panchayats of the state.
Many important decisions were taken by the state government for the betterment of villagers and farmers in the state. Along with debt waiver of farmers, the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana has been launched with an aim to provide them a fair price for their crops and to promote crop productivity. 5750 crore rupees are being provided to 19 lakh farmers of the state under this scheme. Under this scheme, an amount of 1500 crore rupees has been given to farmers as first installment. On August 20, the second installment of Rajiv Kisan Yojana will be released.
The state government has waived the irrigation tax of farmers. With the aim of protecting the crops, the state has started a Roka Cheka campaign, as an attempt to curb the open grazing practice, so that farmers can take crops throughout the year. For the betterment of the village and farmers, works are being done for the augmentation and preservation of Narva, Garuva, Ghurwa and Bari under the Suraji Gram scheme. Under this, along with treatment of Narva (water stream) for the conservation of rain water in the village, Gothans are being constructed for the protection of animals. Approval has been given to construct more than five thousand Gothans in the state. Along with the maintenance of livestock and better management of their fodder and water in the Gothan, various income-generating activities are being conducted through the Women’s Self Help Group. Under the Ghurwa program, the inclination of villagers and farmers has increased towards the production of Nadep and Vermi compost in the village. Vermi compost fertilizer is also being produced on a large scale in Gothans constructed in the state. Bari development program has given a boost to the production of vegetables in the village. Women’s groups are now collectively involved in vegetable production. Chhattisgarh’s rural economy will be strengthened through these schemes. The dream of village self-government of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi has begun to materialize in the state.