Ch’garh to be first state of the country to procure cowdung: CM

For welfare of cattle owners

‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ to be launched to promote environment conservation, cowdung management and to make animal husbandry more profitable
Innovative scheme will be implemented in Ch’garh from the day of Hareli Festival

Raipur, June 25:
With the objectives to make animal husbandry commercially profitable, to prevent open grazing by cattle, to solve the problem of stray animals on roads and for environment conservation, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has announced the launch of ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ (GNY) in Chhattisgarh. This scheme will be implemented in the state from Hareli Festival. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel provided aforementioned information about the scheme today at the online press conference, from his residence office.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel provided detailed information about Gothan Nyay Yojana (GNY), saying that this scheme is being launched to promote animal husbandry and make it a profitable practice. Baghel said that in past one and a half year, State Government has made consistent efforts to strengthen rural economy through Narva, Garua, Ghurua, Bari scheme. Gauthans are being built to conserve and nourish livestock in villages. So far cowsheds have been constructed in 2200 villages and in upcoming 2-3 months, nearly 5000 villages will be equipped with Gauthan facility. These Gauthans are being developed as livelihood centers. Here, vermi compost is being made on a large scheme with the help of women self-help groups.
Chief Minister said that GNY will prove to be an innovative step towards protecting financial interest of livestock owners in the state. He added that five-member sub-committee of the Cabinet chaired by Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Ravindra Choubey will decide the procurement rate for cowdung. This committee will include Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar, Cooperatives Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agrawal. This committee of ministers will decide the procurement rate of cowdung within 8-days, after deliberating upon the suggestion received from farmers, livestock owners, cowshed operators and intellectuals.
Chief Minister said that the committee of Principal Secretaries and Secretaries constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary will finalize the entire procedure right from cowdung procurement to its financial management to the production of vermi compost. He said that the procurement of cowdung on fixed rate will be commenced from Hareli Festival. This scheme will bear long-term results and will prove to be beneficial for rural economy as well as state’s economy. This scheme will also help in generating employment in rural areas. Chief Minister has appealed farmers, livestock owners and intellectuals to provide suggestions regarding procurement rate of cowdung in the state.
On this occasion all the cabinet ministers of concerned department and senior IAS officers and secretaries were present.

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