The Samikhsya Bureau
Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s far-sighted scheme – Godhan Nyay Yojna – has emerged as an ideal and successful government initiative to boost rural economy without the need for heavy investment.
In just four months since its launch, the scheme has paid the beneficiaries rich dividends.
The Government paid nearly Rs.9-crore to 77,000 families the state towards procurement of cow-dung from them.
So far, the state government has paid Rs.47.38 crore to the cow-dung sellers across the state under the Yojna that has been the brain-child of the Chief Minister.
A large number of gothans were built up across the state where cow-dung was purchased to be processed into vermi compost.
Chhattisgarh Government has already set up 5,454 gothans of which 3,677 have been made operational for cow-dung collection.
Since inauguration of the scheme, the Government has already purchased 23,68,900 quintals of cow-dung.
To convert the procured cow-dung vermi compost, 44,000 tanks have been constructed while 16,000 are under construction, it was learnt.
The state has produced over 8,000 quintals of vermi compost, so far of which 1,000 quintals have been sold.
Massive production and easy availability of vermi compost have encouraged people to take up organic farming, both in urban and rural belts, of the state.
The Chief Minister has directed his officials to ensure completion of construction of all the gothan at the earliest and involve women self-help-groups with these as a sustainable movement that would help them to earn substantially.