Raipur: Suraji Gaon Yojana and Godhan Nyaya Yojana of Chhattisgarh government have brought significant positive change in rural areas, transforming the lives of people in villages. These schemes have empowered the villagers and farmers and are proving to be the lifeline of rural economy, said chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, while addressing the virtual program today at his residence, organized to transfer payment under Godhan Nyay Yojana.
Chief Minister said that the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had dreamed of strong and self-supporting villages, and his vision is now turning into reality in Chhattisgarh. Today, the villages of Chhattisgarh are developing at an accelerated pace, becoming self-reliant.
On this occasion, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel transferred a total amount of Rs 9.83 crore today online under Godhan Nyay Yojana, out of which Rs 48 lakh was paid to cow dung vendors while Rs 9.35 crore was paid as dividend to Gauthan committees and women self-help groups.
Chief Minister congratulated the farmers of the state, members of Gauthan committees and women self-help groups, and said that it is a matter of great happiness for us that the Gauthans are now becoming self-supporting. Within a year from the launch of Godhan Nyay Yojana, nearly 1160 Gauthans have already become self-supporting, i.e. these gauthans procure cow dung on their own and produce Vermi Compost and Super Compost with the help of Women Self Help Groups.
Chief Minister said that Gauthan and Godhan Nyay Yojana are directly related to agriculture. The stronger this system is, the more prosperous our agriculture and farmers will be. On this occasion, he appealed farmers of the state to take active part in Roka-Chheka campaign being conducted in the state and to use vermicompost and super compost in their farms. He also appealed farmers to plant Napier grass in the pasture to provide green fodder for the animals in the Gauthans.
Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey said that Godhan Nyay Yojana is an important and ambitious scheme of Chhattisgarh Government, which has been appreciated by Swachh Bharat Mission Committee and the Organic Fertilizer Committee of the Parliament. He said that so far 48.56 lakh quintals of cow dung has been procured in the state, which is expected to produce about 19 lakh quintals of vermi and super compost.
Home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, agriculture and water resources minister Ravindra Choubey, chief secretary Amitabh Jain, additional chief secretary to chief minister Subrat Sahu and other senior officers were present in the programme.