Raipur. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has wished the people of the state on Hareli. In his message issued on the eve of Hareli, Chief Minister said that on Hareli, we express our gratitude to Mother Earth by worshipping the tools and implements related to agriculture and cows and wish for a good harvest. Hareli is related to farming.
The festival of Hareli is celebrated in every village with great enthusiasm. Farmers clean and worship agricultural implements including, pickaxe, spade, shovel. Traditionally, people celebrate Hareli by climbing a Gedi. According to ancient belief, people plant neem leaves outside the houses for protection. To save this glorious culture and tradition of Chhattisgarh, the state government has declared a public holiday on Hareli.
The Chief Minister has said that the State Government has launched the first of its kind scheme 'Godhan Nyay Yojana' for the people on Hareli last year. Under this scheme, the government paved a new way for the villagers by purchasing cow dung from farmers and livestock farmers. Women's groups are preparing vermicompost from the procured cow dung, which is used to increase the fertility of fields and gardens. The scheme has not only increased the income of farmers but is also promoting organic farming. This has also opened the way for the conservation, promotion and development of livestock.
The Chief Minister said that the rural economy is getting strengthened by reviving traditional resources by implementing Narva, Garwa, Ghurva, Bari Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana and Roka-Chheka campaign in Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister said that we have taken an initiative to connect the old methods and traditions with the new generation by making them useful according to the modern needs and present circumstances. With this, the dream of Mahatma Gandhi is taking shape in the state.