Raipur, June 17
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that with the protection and promotion of livestock in the state, the Goadhan Nyay Yojana has been providing support to the dairy business also.
He said that he stays in regular touch with cattleman , villagers and farmers. People are very excited with the benefits of this scheme. People having dairy business say that their income has increased due to the selling of cow dung through Godhan Nyay Yojana. Many dairy farmers have started buying milch cows, building sheds as well as buying motor cycles to increase their dairy business with the extra income from selling cow dung.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that he has discussed with many farmers of Korea and Surajpur district through video conferencing. Vishnu Prasad, who is doing dairy business in Chirmiri, told that he has earned an additional profit of one lakh 33 thousand rupees by selling 650 quintals of cow dung, from which he has bought two milch cows for further business. He currently has 17 cows.
Shivcharan of Korea, who was benefited from Godhan Nyay Yojana, has bought two bullocks and a motorcycle in instalments with the benefit of Rs.48 thousands from it. Gita Devi, a resident of Vishrampur, while appreciating the Godhan Nyay Yojana, said that with the income earned from selling cow dung, she is constructing a new shed for the cows. With this income, she is managing her daily needs and also her daughter’s medical college Raipur tuition fees and other expenses .
Geeta Devi Singh urged to continue the Godhan Nyay Yojana.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that Godhan Nyay Yojana is not just a scheme of purchasing cow dung, but also it has many benefits. He said that cow rearing, which has been a part of our civilization and culture, has started getting a boost from this scheme. People have become aware about the protection and promotion of cows. Our rural sisters have got employment from cow dung, production of vermicompost, super compost as well as other materials, they have started earning extra income from it. In the state, there has been a ban on cattle grazing in the open land and the safety of crops has been ensured. Better arrangements have been made for the livestock along with free fodder and water in the Gauthans. Due to the large scale manufacture of vermicompost and super compost from cow dung, organic farming has started getting a boost in the state. This will reduce the cost of cultivation and improve the fertility of the land.