Raipur. The Godhan Nyay Yojana has made women in Chhattisgarh self-reliant and independent. The government started the Godhan Nyay scheme on July 20, 2020, to protect cattle and promote animal husbandry. Under this scheme, the government is buying cow dung at the rate of Rs.2/kg. On July 21, for the first time in the state, cow dung was procured from the cattle rearers. Initially, this scheme met with ridicule, but today this scheme has changed the picture of women working in different Gauthans of the state.
Eighty-five thousand rural women associated with Gauthans have earned Rs 43.49 crore by manufacturing vermicompost and other products, conducting income-oriented activities. Godhan Nyay Scheme began around one year ago. More than 1160 Gauthans of the state have become self-supporting. Women have started producing vermicompost and super compost through self-help groups.
Cow dung worth Rs 96 crore has been procured from livestock farmers and farmers. Presently a total of 5590 Gauthans are run by the government for the animals. Not only this, 80 thousand women belonging to self-help groups have got livelihood from this scheme. Women Self Help Groups associated with Gauthans have received an income of 27.78 crores so far.
According to the information received from the Agriculture Department, out of three lakh six thousand 770 quintals of vermicompost produced in Gauthans, one lakh 44 thousand 320 quintals of manure got sold. Out of 5590 Gauthans in the state, 913 have become self-supporting.
According to government data, Godhan Nyay Yojana has a total of 65,694 beneficiaries registered under it. These beneficiaries receive the amount directly through a cooperative bank.