Country Head of World Bank, Junaid Kamal Ahmed on Thursday met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence and assured of providing every possible help for the state government’s flagship welfare scheme, Narva Garva Ghurva Badi (NGGB).

Chief Minister apprised the World Bank official about the NGGB scheme meant for strengthening agrarian economy.

The duo discussed in detail about use of innovative technologies in order to   promote agriculture in lesser developed areas.

Regarding NGGB Baghel informed that the government is getting overwhelming response from all         sections of rural society.

It was informed to the World Bank official that under Narva the government is making committed efforts for recharging rivers-rivulets while Garva stands for efforts for development of bovine wealth. Gauthans (Cowsheds) are being constructed across the state as a day-care centre for cattle, the CM informed. Breeding and milk production is also being promoted there, he added.

They are being linked with women self-help group and youth so that employment generation is also done, he further said.

Due to construction of Gauthans farmers now needn’t have to protect their crops from straying cattle by putting up fence around their fields, he said.

Under Ghurva, composed and vermi manure is being prepared and biogas is generated from cow-dung, he said.

Under Badi, production of vegetables and seasonal fruits is being promoted at the kitchen garden of the famers, the CM said.

Chief Secretary Sunil Kujur, Agriculture Production Commissioner, K.D.P. Rao and Principal Secretary to CM, Gaurav Dwivedi were also present during the meeting.