Bilaspur emerging as State GNY model

Bilaspur, Nov 29: Bilaspur district is fast emerging as state model for Gaudhan Nyay Yojna (GNY), an ambitious project of the State Government, which aims in economy boosting through rural development. The scheme is providing financial aid to marginal farmers, Self Help Groups and women at large.
According to data available, 1 lakh 48 thousand 390 quintal of cow dung has been sold by 7536 cattle rearers in 257 active gauthans in the district. A sum of more than 2 crores 94 lakhs 14 thousand has been paid to cow dung sellers so far and the scheme is operational in the region since July 20, 2020.
Women groups have earned a dividend of 67 lakh 42 thousand by selling vermi-compost or fertilizer, and farmers are saving Rs.5000 per hectare through organic farming. At present 257 SFG’s are involved in compost making and other activities, in 257 active gauthans of the district.
The groups have made 19 thousand 861 quintal vermi-compost and 15 thousand 885 quintal super compost manure, worth 67 lakh 42 thousand as dividend amount. The scheme is promoting employment generation in rural areas.Mahamaya SHG in village Shivtarai of Development Block Kota, earned a net of 3 lakh 94 thousand as dividend by manufacturing and selling 1204.413 quintal vermi-comost, along with 5 lakh from earth worm rearing, vegetable production, poultry and mushroom production.
A saving of 3-5 thousand is being done by marginal and large farmers in a capacity land area of 01 hectare. 21 gauthans of the district have been developed as multiactivity centers and a total of 76 gauthans are moving towards self reliance. Gauthans operating in the district are mainly led by women folks, aiding them financially thereby reducing economic dependence on men. This scheme is empowering poor women and is providing additional income to small and marginal farmers and grazers in the form of cow dung vendors and is also playing a leading role in helping shape the district into Rural Industrial park zone.

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