Bhilai, May 17:
Divisional Commissioner Dilip Wasnikar conducted inspection at the spots where ‘Model Gauthans’ are being developed in Saja Block of the district. He inspected Gauthans at village Mauhabhata and Tendubhata. It needs to be mentioned here that four model gauthans are being developed in four blocks of the district. Rs 19 lakh each have been sanctioned under Manrega for the project.
During inspection, Commissioner stated that the Gauthan developed near the banyan tree is the model for the entire state. This tree will provide cool shade and shelter for the cattle during day time. Gauthans are being developed as day care centers for cattle. It needs to be mentioned here that the model gauthans are being developed at village Narayanpur of Navagarh Block; village Batar of Bemetara; Mauhabhata of Saja Block and village Sankra of Berla Block.
Commissioner reviewed the status of “Narwa – Gurwa – Garuwa – Badi” project at these villages. He interacted with the villagers and urged then to utilize the gauthans for productive works. Gauthans are being constructed at every village of the district. There will be arrangement of fodder, water and shed for the cattle. Bore well are being dug and solar pumps are being installed at the gauthans for water arrangement. Shed is being constructed and the entire area is being fenced. Drains are being constructed for disposal of waste water.
Commissioner inspected the land reserved for grazing land at village Tendubhata. About 8.50 acres of land has been reserved for the purpose. Wasnikar inspected the stop dam constructed on Chipania Nullah of village Mauhabhata. The officials were instructed to provide wormy beds to the farmers for preparing manures.
At several places, arrangement of paddy hay has been made with the support of local farmers. In the coming monsoon, tree plantation will be conducted near the gauthans. Grazing lands have been identified and demarked at all the villages. The officials were instructed to complete the works within stipulated time period.
The administration is planning to conduct employment oriented works from the gauthans. For this purpose, Women Self Help Groups are being roped in. District Collector, District Panchayat CEO, and other officials were present during inspection.
Bhilai, May 17: