The Chhattisgarh Godhan Nyay Yojana has been launched by The Govt of Chhattisgarh in the month of July 2020. This scheme was inaugurated on the festival day of ‘Hareli’ in Chhattisgarh by the Chief Minister Mr.Bhupesh Baghel. The scheme aims at the uplifting of the rural economy, facilitating organic farming, preventing the movement of stray animals, and procuring organic manure as well as improving the waste disposal in urban areas and helping in sanitation. Under this scheme, the Govt offers to buy cow dung at Rs 2 for each kilogram from people across the state. This will not only help the govt obtain high-quality manure for several developmental projects but also reduce unemployment and poverty.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in one of his interviews states that this cow dung collected from people would be used to create vermicompost which is necessary for organic farming. The responsibility of selling the vermicompost will rest in the cooperative societies. The farmers would be able to avail of commodity loans to get the vermicompost from the cooperative societies as well. Moreover, apart from vermicompost, products like NADEP compost, vermiwash, bio-gas, and bio-pesticides will also be churned out with the manure. This kind of farming has become highly profitable and will help the economy and will also act as a welfare project. Then again, at least more than 2000 cowsheds in villages and more than 350 cowsheds in the cities, across the state will provide the manure in the first phase of implementation of the scheme.
1.The scheme aims at making cattle rearing profitable. It also plans to prevent open grazing. In the urban areas, the collection of cow dung will encourage maintenance of sanitation and hygiene, by organized disposal of the manure. The idea of making cow dung a profitable commodity gives rise to the concept of sustainable development. Apart from boosting the economy with a regular inflow of money, the scheme is also developing systems for ecological welfare and rural economic sustainability.
2.The Govt plans to build large numbers of cowsheds to facilitate the implementation of this scheme. All the gram panchayats and the villages in the state will be benefitted under this scheme. These cowsheds have been named ‘gouthans’.These are the main centers for the procurement of manure. Nodal officers have been appointed to look into the management of the program. At a rural level, these Gouthans are managed by Self Help Groups and Gram Gouthan Committee. 3. The Govt offer is to buy cow dung of one kilogram at Rs 2 which includes the cost of transportation. Moreover, the specifications for the quality of cow dung have also been mentioned by the Govt in the scheme. Since the inception of the scheme, payments have been initiated on a regular basis to the cow dung sellers which has helped the unemployed people the most in the village as well as in urban areas. At least Rs1.6 crore has been used to buy manure from people under this scheme by the Govt till July 2020. Moreover, the govt plans to invest Rs 500 crore into this scheme and make it self-sustainable.