Chhattisgarh government has launched Godhan Nyay Yojana on 25 June 2020 to promote animal husbandry and make it more commercially profitable practice. The CG state becomes first Indian state to buy cow dung from cattle owners. This Godhan Nyay Scheme will prevent open grazing by cattle and solve the problem of stray animals on roads and for environment conservation. This innovative scheme will be implemented in the Chhattisgarh state from the day of Hareli festival.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel provided aforementioned info. about the Godhan Nyay Yojana at the online press conference from his residence office. Through the new scheme, animal husbandry and cow-dung management to become more profitable for livestock owners. The implementation of this cow dung procurement scheme will generate employment opportunities and result in additional income.
In this scheme, cow dung would be procured on fixed rate and vermi compost to be sold from cooperative societies. 5 member sub-committee constituted under the Cabinet will determine procurement rate of cowdung. Committee of Secretaries chaired by Chief Secretary to finalize the entire procedure of cowdung management.
Chhattisgarh Godhan Nyay Yojana 2020 Details
Godhan Nyay Yojana will be an innovative step forward towards protecting the financial interest of livestock owners in the state. The new scheme is likely to boost the efforts made by the CG govt. to strengthen the rural economy.
What is Godhan Nyay Yojana?
Under Gothan Nyay Yojana, the Chhattisgarh government will procure cow dung from livestock owners at a fixed procurement rate.
Who will fix the Cow Dung Procurement Rate?
Under the Godhan Nyay Scheme, the procurement rate of cow dung would be decided by a 5 member sub-committee of Cabinet. This cabinet sub-committee will be chaired by Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Ravindra Choubey within 8 days. This committee will include Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Cooperatives Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal. The procurement rate of cow dung will be fixed after deliberating upon the suggestions received from the livestock owners, farmers, cowshed operators and other experts.
When will Chhattisgarh Govt. Starts Cow Dung Procurement?
The CG state govt. has decided to start procuring cow dung on the fixed procurement rate from Hareli Festival.
— CMO Chhattisgarh (@ChhattisgarhCMO) June 25, 2020
For What Purpose Godhan Nyay Yojana been launched?
The CG Godhan Nyay Yojana has been launched to fix the problem of strays and to benefit the farmers and cattle owners. Chhattisgarh state has a tradition of cattle grazing in open which is harmful for cattle as well as the crops of farmers. In addition to this, stray animals on roads of cities are major cause of road accidents resulting in loss of lives of both livestock and humans. The cow-owners often leave their cows astray after milking which is a root to various problems.
How will Godhan Nyay Yojana Fix the problem caused by Stray Cattle?
With the implementation of Godhan Nyay Yojana, the livestock owners will provide proper fodder-water to their cattle and keep them tied at their place. Thus, the livestock would not roam here and there in the farm land for grazing and not even on the roads which will prevent crops as well as road accidents.
What will the CG State Govt. will do with the procured cow dung?
The procured cow dung would be utilized for the production of vermicompost fertilizer. This fertilizer can be sold through cooperative societies to meet the fertilizer requirement of the farmers as well as that of the Agriculture, Forest, Horticulture and Urban Administration Department for various plantation campaigns. The CG State Urban Administration will be responsible for the procurement of the cow dung. The state government will also make other arrangements for the marketing of additional organic fertilizer.
What is the Significance / Importance of Godhan Nyay Scheme?
Chhattisgarh will become the first state in India to procure cow dung for the welfare of livestock owners.
Background of CG Godhan Nyay Yojana
In the past 1.5 years, CG state govt. has made consistent efforts to strengthen rural economy through Narva, Garua, Ghurua, Bari scheme. Gauthans are being built to conserve and nourish livestock in villages. Till date, the state govt. has constructed cowsheds in 2200 villages and in the next 2 to 3 months, around 5,000 villages will be equipped with Gauthan facilities as livelihood centers. Here, vermi compost are being made on a large scheme with the help of women self-help groups.
This Godhan Nyay Scheme will bear long-term results and will prove to be beneficial for rural economy as well as state’s economy. This scheme will also help in generating employment in rural areas. CM urges farmers, livestock owners and intellectuals to provide suggestions regarding procurement rate of cowdung in the state. Upon implementation of this scheme, Livestock owners will provide proper fodder-water to their cattle and keep then tied at their place. Cowdung so collected can be sold for additional profit.