The rural economy has received a new impetus with the Gothan and Godhan Nyay project built in villages for the conservation and promotion of livestock by the government of Chhattisgarh. So far, cow dung worth over Rs 116 crore has been purchased from Gauthans under the Godhan Nyay Yojana. Vermi Compost and Super Compost are produced on a large scale in around 7,800 Gauthans in the state by women’s groups from purchased cow dung. The cost of the compost manure produced and sold to date is over Rs 100 crore. The enthusiastic participation of the villagers in Godhan Nyay Yojana not only made it popular, but the results that have come to us thanks to it are very pleasing.
Godhan Nyay Yojana is a unique program in itself, which has incorporated multidimensional goals in itself. In the initial phase of this program, there were many questions and apprehensions in people’s minds regarding its success, which proved to be futile by the Gauthan board of directors and the women associated with Gauthan. With this device, a new craze has been created in the villages. New job opportunities have multiplied. Organic farming is encouraged and farmers and villagers have additional means of income. Women’s Support Groups (SHGs) got a new way of being self-reliant thanks to Gauthan and Godhan Nyay Yojana.
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In order to protect and promote the cattle as well as to give them a source of fodder and water, in coordination with the Gauthan and Godhan Nyay Yojana established in the villages, in fact, Gauthan is becoming a new source income for the villagers. The dedication and hard work with which income-oriented activities are carried out successfully by women’s groups in the Gauthans is commendable in itself. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said our villages are at the center of power. Rural resources have so much power that they can run the economy of the state and the country. If we want to accelerate the pace of development by staying in touch with our culture, identity, self-esteem and respect, the best way to do this is such development, in which a large number of rural people participate directly, while preserving and in added value to our traditional resources.
Godhan Nyay Yojana and Gothan are in fact the villagers’ plans and they are managed by them for their own good. Under Godhan Nyay Yojana, the cow dung purchase figure crossed 116 crores. This is not an easy task. Those who sell and buy cow dung and prepare various products there from vermicompost belong to the village itself. It is clear that villages can become centers of employment and production, which is the objective of Gandhiji’s Gram Swaraj. The government of Chhattisgarh is making rapid progress towards realizing the Swaraj village dream through Suraji Gaon Yojana – Narva, Garuwa, Ghurwa, Bari and Godhan Nyay Yojana.
Under Godhan Nyay Yojana, so far crore worth Rs 116.63 has been purchased from Gauthans. While Rs 41.96 crore was distributed to Gauthan committees and Rs 27.44 crore was distributed to SHG women. From the manufacture of vermicompost in Gauthans to the income, the women of the group work diligently. Their dedication and hard work has proven that no matter how strange the circumstances are, they can be defeated with effort. The women’s groups set a new record by preparing high quality vermicompost and super compost manure. Neighboring states have also started to demand vermicompost produced in the Gauthans of Chhattisgarh. Jharkhand State has received orders for the supply of a quintal and a half lakh of vermicompost to the district of Raigad. It’s a matter of pride. Farmers in border states neighboring Chhattisgarh State also buy vermicompost when coming to Gauthans in the border area of Chhattisgarh. Obtaining the Skach Gold Award for the Godhan Nyay Yojana from the government of Chhattisgarh is a proud achievement for the state.
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So far 10,000,584 Gauthans have been approved in the state under Godhan Nyay Yojana, of which 7,836 Gauthans are built and operated. About 44.82 percent of the beneficiaries of this scheme are women. More than 89,000 landless families have access to additional income through this program. So far, over 9.79 quintals of vermicompost and 4.21 quintals of super compost have been produced by women’s groups in Gauthans. The goal of generating electricity from cow dung began in Gauthans. Now preparations are underway to begin the work of making natural paint from cow dung. With the successful purchase of cow dung and the conduct of income-oriented activities in Gauthans, 2029 Gauthans have become self-sufficient. This is the result of the importance of Godhan Nyay Yojana and the benefits that come with it.