What is Godhan Nyay Yojana and its aims?
On 21st July 2020 on the occasion of Hareli, the first festival of the state, by the Chhattisgarh government led by Bhupesh Baghel, launched the scheme ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’. This scheme targets at boosting the rural economy by procuring cow dung at Rs 2 per kilogram from farmers and cattle rearers initially in the rural area later in the urban area too.
The Chhattisgarh government will purchase cow dung at the rate of Rs 2 per kg.
Will turn cow dung into a profitable commodity.
Also aims to make cow rearing economically profitable and to prevent open grazing in the state, as well as help with the problem of stray animals on roads and in urban areas.
How it will help rural economy?
Will generate additional income and increase employment opportunities. A complete system is being put in place for implementation of the scheme.
The government will procure cow dung and prepare vermicompost in order to move towards organic farming. There is a huge market for organic farming. Vermicompost will be sold by cooperative societies.
Other than farmers, the forest department, agriculture, horticulture, urban administration and other departments require a large amount of fertilizer at the time of plantation and horticulture cultivation. Distribution of vermicompost fertilizer to farmers will be done as a commodity loan by cooperative societies, banks.
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