CG govt to establish state's first Food Irradiation Park

CG govt to establish state's first Food Irradiation Park

Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has given his principle consent for the establishment of a Food Irradiation Park (irradiation of food items) in the government sector in the state.

Expressing happiness over the initiative being taken by the government level Bhabha Atomic Research Center for transfer of technology from cow dung to power generation and food irradiation plant in Chhattisgarh, he said that this would help the farmers of the state to get more benefits of their produce.

While transferring an amount of Rs. 3.93 crore online to cow dung sellers, Gauthan committees, and women self-help groups under the Godhan Nyay Yojana, at his residence office today, he congratulated the cattle owners, Gauthan committees, and the women of the group. He directed to purchase cow dung from the cattle rearing villagers of the villages dependent on the Gauthans.

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the work of service and protection of Gaumata is being done in the state through the establishment of Gauthans in villages and through the Godhan Nyay Yojana. The cattle owners of all villages should get the benefit of selling cow dung under the scheme, for this, arrangements should be ensured to procure cow dung from the people of dependent villages in Gauthans. He appealed to the farmers for donating paddy stubble for cattle fodder in Gauthans. He also gave necessary instructions to the officers regarding the arrangement of green fodder in Gauthans. He said that harvesting of green fodder has been done by the forest department.

At the beginning of the program, Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Kamal Preet Singh gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding the progress of Godhan Nyay Yojana. He said that the first food irradiation plant in the state of Chhattisgarh would be set up by the government. He said that the technology of food irradiation plants has been recognized in many countries of America and Europe. The food items of the food irradiation plant to be set up in Chhattisgarh will be directly supplied to foreign countries.