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3006 Gauthans of the state have become self-sufficient

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Self-supporting Gauthan has started purchasing cow dung using their own funds

Cow dung worth Rs 13 crore 18 lakh purchased so far

Raipur, April 5

The Gauthans built under the ‘Suraji Gaon Yojana’—one of the flagship schemes of the Government of Chhattisgarh, are rapidly heading towards becoming self-sufficient. As many as 3006 Gauthans have become self-supporting in the state so far. These self-supporting Gauthans have now started procuring cow dung using their own funds under the Godhan Nyay Yojana. Cow dung worth Rs 13 crore 18 lakh has been purchased so far. The number of self-supporting Gauthans is more than one third of the number of Gauthans built and operated in the state. As many as 8366 Gauthans have built and operated in the state. Raigarh district has the highest number of self-sufficient gauthans i.e. 279, while Rajnandgaon ranks second with the 221 self-supporting Gauthans and Janjgir-Champa district has the third highest number of self-sufficient gauthans i.e. 190.

According to the information received from the Agriculture Department, 26 Gauthans in Gariyaband district, 130 in Dhamtari, 101 in Balodabazar, 170 in Mahasamund, 85 in Raipur district, 141 in Kabirdham, 185 in Durg, 67 in Balod, 78 in Bemetara, 175 in Korba, 28 in Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, 101 in Bilaspur, 82 in Mungeli, 121 in Korea, 75 in Jashpur, 80 in Balrampur, 105 in Surguja, 94 in Surajpur, 144 in Kanker, 80 in Kondagaon, 64 in Dantewada, 7 in Narayanpur, 102 in Bastar, 23 in Bijapur and 52 in Sukma district have become self-supporting.

It is worth mentioning that in order to promote the conservation and promotion of livestock in the state, the state government has so far approved the construction of Gauthan in around 10,591 villages. Out of which the construction of 8,366 Gauthans has been completed. Purchase of cow dung, manufacturing of vermi compost and other income-generating activities are being conducted in these Gauthans. At present, construction work of 1750 Gauthans are being done at a rapid pace and the work of construction of remaining 475 Gauthans is yet to be started. Arrangements of quality fodder, care, treatment, and water for livestock have been ensured in the Gauthans.

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