Unused cow dung is purchased by the state from livestock owners and villagers. This has opened up various business activities that generate employment and the potential to stimulate the rural economy. As part of the “Gaudhan Nyay Yojana” program launched last year, the government of Bhupesh Baghel buys cow dung at Rs 2 per kg.
The utility of cattle dung in addition to massive vermin compost manure production has now been very diverse while creating the different varieties of useful products. Ahead of the festival seasons, hundreds of women, who run the Self Help Group (SHG), were ordered to provide eco-friendly Diya lakhs (earthen lamps) in addition to other utility products made from dung. of cow to different towns. from the country.
Here are the unique cow dung products:
The different cow dung products include: –
Different sizes of colorful Diwali Diyas (earthen lamps).
Ideals of Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.
Mobile and candle holder.
Herbal Gulal for the Holi Festival.
These products are prepared at Gauthan (Cattle Shed Premises), which the state government intends to develop as a Rural industrial parks in different neighborhoods.
Various products made with the added value of cow dung
In addition to different types of vermicompost, there are now various innovative products made using the added value of cow dung.
Recently there was a project on Electricity generation from cow dung, which was inaugurated in various Gauthan units. About 5% of the manure is used to make the different products and the rest is returned to the soil as organic manure.
“A new initiative on the purchase of cow dung and its covering with vermicompost and other useful products in Chhattisgarh has helped revitalize the rural economy, especially the SHG women, who have earned an income of Rs 46 crore through a program. unique. This movement has become a good source of income in the villages.Said Kamalpreet Singh, agricultural production commissioner.
“All the different quality products that are prepared in Gauthan would be standardized and efforts will be made for sale in the e-commerce market and online shopping. For starters, these would be available with a single branch name at Chhattisgarh C-Mart stores (selling Chhattisgarh products under one roof)”Revealed Bhartidasan S, the Nodal State Officer of ‘Garuva- Narva- Ghuruva- Badi‘.
In Chhattisgarh, out of 7202 Gauthans, there are nearly 2000 where we see a group of women engaged in multi-activities. Some prepare a thick, malleable mixture of manure with added natural binder mixture of powdered herbs, tamarind, etc., while the other group molds the manure into different shapes and colors of diyas.
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