Many dreams of villagers are being fulfilled by Godhan Nyaya Yojana : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

 

*Nearly Rs 380 crore has been paid to the beneficiaries in two years

*Officials directed to make arrangements for transportation of hay from the fields to Gauthans, number of self-supporting Gauthans has significantly increased

*Chief Minister transferred Rs 5 crore 99 lakh online into the accounts of the beneficiaries today

*Payment of Rs 192.86 crore released to cow dung vendors so far

*Total of Rs 169.41 crore paid to Gauthan committees and women self-help groups so far


          Raipur.

Asal Baat News.

    Our Special Correspondent 

 Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that Godhan Nyay Yojana has become a source of additional income for cattle herders, villagers, farmers and laborers. In last two years since the inception of Godhan Nyaya Yojana, an amount of about Rs 380 crore has been paid to the beneficiaries of the scheme, Gauthan committees and women self-help groups. This substantial amount earned from cow dung has turned out to be a boon for people in rural areas, as it is contributing towards fulfillment of their small-small dreams. Chief Minister was addressing a virtual program organized for transfer of funds to the accounts of the beneficiaries of Godhan Nyaya Yojana at his residence office here today.

In this programme, Chief Minister made an online transfer of Rs 5 crore 99 lakh to the accounts of the beneficiaries of the scheme. This includes Rs 4 crore 41 lakh paid in lieu of the 2.2 quintals of  cow dung procured from cattle herders, villagers, farmers and landless during the fortnight from December 1 to 15, payment of Rs 94 lakh to the Gauthan committees,  and an amount of Rs.64 lakhs transferred as dividend amount to the accounts of women self-help groups. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pradeep Sharma, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Shishupal Sori, MLAs Mrs. Sangeeta Sinha and Dr. Laxmi Dhruv were also present in the programme.

           On the occasion, Chief Minister said that during Bhent-Mulaqat visit, the villagers told him that they are using the money received against the dung procurement for fulfilling their needs. Many beneficiaries told that they are using the amount for their children's education, for purchasing ornaments, motorcycles, scooties and developing agricultural land etc. Chief Minister said that the farmers have donated more than 5 lakh quintals of hay in Gauthans on the appeal of the state government. Paddy harvesting work is almost over in the state, but still heaps of hay can be found accumulated in the fields of many farmers. Arrangements should be made to bring this hay from the farms to the Gauthans.

Chief Minister said that the committees of our self-supporting Gauthans are purchasing cow dung from their own funds. If we look at the total amount paid against the procurement of cow dung for the last three fortnights, the amount paid by Gauthan committees are more than the payments made by the state government. In the fortnight from December 1 to 15, the self-supporting Gothans of the state have paid more amount in lieu of dung procured as compared to the Agriculture Department. Out of Rs 4.41 crore paid to cow dung vendors today, Rs 2.75 crore has been paid by 4372 self-supporting Gauthans from their own resources and Rs 1.66 crore has been paid by the Agriculture Department. This is a major transformation. Mr. Baghel has instructed the officers concerned to make more and more Gauthans self-supporting. Chief Minister said that the Gauthan committees, which are seeking permission to construct sheds in Gauthans, should be given permission. So far cow dung worth Rs 32.36 crore has been procured by self-supporting Gauthans.

         While addressing the program, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey  said that gauthans have become the centers of livelihood oriented activities in villages. Gauthans are being developed as Rural Industrial Parks, and with this upgrade, the economic activities here will be further expanded. Our Gauthans will prove to be milestones for the development of villages. He said that so far Rs 192.86 crore has been paid to cow dung vendors and Rs 169.41 crore has been paid to Gauthan committees and women self-help groups for the purchase of cow dung. So far 96.43 lakh quintals of cow dung has been procured under the Godhan Nyaya Yojana. More than 3 lakh 9 thousand 806 cattle rearers are getting benefited from the scheme.

           He said that 11 thousand 288 gauthans have been approved in the state, out of which 9,631 gauthans have been already built. This includes 8,452 gauthans built in rural areas, 234 gauthans in urban areas and 1,201 Gauthans of recurring grazing. 20.27 lakh quintals of vermi compost was produced in Gauthans, out of which 16.41 lakh quintals have been sold. There are 83 thousand 509 women members in 11 thousand 187 self-help groups in Gauthans, who have earned an income of 86.96 crores so far. Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu, Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Kamalpreet Singh, Director of Animal Husbandry Department Mrs. Chandan Sanjay Tripathi, Deputy Secretary Agriculture Ms. Tulika Prajapati were present in the programme.