Godhan Nyay Yojana (गोधन न्याय योजना) has been launched by Chhattisgarh government on 20 July 2020 to promote animal husbandry and make it more commercially profitable practice. The CG state becomes first Indian state to buy cow dung at Rs. 2 per kg 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 is now started to implement in the Chhattisgarh state from the day of Hareli festival. Livestock owners can now sell cowdung to govt. who will utilize it to prepare organic fertilizers.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the CG Godhan Nyay Yojana by symbolically procuring cow dung at a function organized in the state capital district of Raipur. 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 for rural farmers.
UPDATE: The first amount of cow dung procurement will be transferred to the accounts of sellers on 5th August 2020. योजना के तहत अगली पेमेंट 15 अगस्त को की जाएगी।
In Godhan Nyay Yojana, 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 has determined procurement rate of cow dung at Rs. 2 per kg. Committee of Secretaries chaired by Chief Secretary has finalized the entire procedure of cow-dung management.
Chhattisgarh Godhan Nyay Yojana 2020
Godhan Nyay Yojana is 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.
Under Gothan Nyay Yojana, the Chhattisgarh government will procure cow dung from livestock owners at a fixed procurement rate of Rs. 2 per kg. Gaudhan Samitis will procure cow dung from farmers and cattle owners at Rs. 2/Kg. Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) will prepare vermin compost using the cow dung procured. Vermi-compost procured would be sold at Rs. 8 per Kg. Moreover, the procured cowdung could also be utilized to manufacture other products.
Cow Dung Procurement Rate
Under the Godhan Nyay Scheme, the procurement rate of rupees two per kg for cow dung has been decided by a 5 member sub-committee of Cabinet. This cabinet sub-committee was chaired by Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Ravindra Choubey. This committee has included 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 has been fixed after deliberating upon the suggestions received from the livestock owners, farmers, cowshed operators and other experts.
When the Cow Dung Procurement will be started?
The CG state govt. has started procuring cow dung on the fixed procurement rate from Hareli Festival. As the festival is associated with agriculture and environment, Godhan Nyay Yojana has been launched on this occasion. CM Bhupesh Baghel has performed a Puja of livestock, agricultural equipment and extended greetings of Hareli festival. The scheme will prove to be a boon for farms and cattle rearers besides it would check open grazing of cattle.
Why Godhan Nyay Yojana was 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.
The new scheme will also encourage the use of organic fertilizers, minimizing the use of chemical ones. As the protection of Kharif and rabi crops will be ensured, the bi-crop area will expand. The fertility of soil would be improved and the availability of chemical-free fertilizers will improve. This will further enhance the nutrition levels of the crops.
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 farmland 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. The organic fertilizers 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. Implementation of Suraaji Goan Yojana has been started in villages under which construction of more than 5,000 cowsheds has been constructed. Out of these, construction of 2,785 cowsheds has been completed and remaining are being constructed at a fast pace. Godhan Nyay Yojana will be implemented through these cowsheds. Women Self Help Groups will conduct various income-oriented schemes including the preparation of vermin-compost at these centers. State govt. has set targets to expand CG Godhan Nyay Scheme across the state by building cow-sheds in all 11,630-gram panchayats and all 20,000 villages in phases.
Background of Chhattisgarh Godhan Nyay Yojana
In the past 1.5 years, Chhattisgarh 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. 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.
Godhan Nyay Yojana FAQ’s
What is the rate of cow dung under the scheme
The rate of cow dung to be procured by the state government would be Rs. 2 Per KgWhen will the first payment be issued
Chhattisgarh Government will release the first payment on 5th August 2020 under the scheme. Next payment will be released on 15th August 2020.Who will collect the cow dung
Gaudhan Samitis will collect the cow dung from livestock ownersWhen the Godhan Nyay Yojana was launched
Godhan Nyay Yojana was launched on 20th July 2020What is the purpose of this Godhan Nyay Yojana
Godhan Nyay Yojana was launched with the purpose of decreasing the number of stray cows and helping the owners take care of their livestock by helping them financially What the government will do of the Cow Dung
Cow dung would be utilized for the production of vermicompost organic fertilizer which will be sold through the co-operative societies to the farmers.
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