Bhupesh Baghel today transferred Rs 4 crore 94 lakh to the account of one lakh 54 thousand 423 cattlemen as the 14th installment of the Godhan Nyaya Yojana. With this, till date 80 crore 42 lakh rupees have been paid to cattle rearers under the Godhan Nyaya Yojana. The Chief Minister today transferred the 14th installment to the account of the cattlemen after the cabinet meeting in the committee room of the assembly. He said on the occasion that thousands of people got employment through various activities like mushroom production, poultry production, fisheries, goat rearing, rice mill, kodo-kutki and lac processing in the Gothans of the state, including the Godhan Nyaya Yojana. There is a need to connect women and villagers with employment by conducting more and more economic activities in Gothans. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that by developing the Gouthans as rural industrial parks, we will realize the imagination of Suraji village.
The Chief Minister said that about 6 lakh quintal vermi compost has been produced by women self-help groups in Gothans. The production of vermi compost will increase further in the coming time. In a few days the production of vermi compost will be 12 lakh quintals. Vermi compost is being produced in 65 thousand vermi stitches in Gothanas. If 20 lakh quintal vermi compost is produced in a year, then the business of vermi compost alone will be Rs. 2 thousand crores. With the Vermi compost, if other economic activities carried out in the Gouthans are included, the size of the trade in the Gouthans will increase further. Mr. Baghel said that women self-help groups should be linked to small forest produce processing activities in Gothanas. He said that active initiative should be taken to sell the manufactured products including vermicompost prepared in Gothan. All departments should coordinate and help develop Gothan.
On this occasion, Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey said that every 15 days the amount of cow dung is being paid to cattlemen and cow dung collectors under the Godhan Nyaya Yojana. An action plan has been prepared in collaboration with other departments including cooperatives for the sale of vermi compost prepared in Gothan. He said that multi-utility centers in Gouthans in all districts and CG Marts should be developed for the sale of manufactured goods. In the Gothanas, 59 thousand 942 women of about 8 thousand women self-help groups are conducting various economic activities. Processing of minor forest produce from Sarguja to Bastar will also be linked to Gothans. He said that where Gauthan committees are active, good work is being done there