Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel made a significant move on Monday by transferring a total amount of Rs 20.18 crore to the beneficiaries of the esteemed Godhan Nyaya Yojana. He completed the fund transfer via video conferencing.
As per the statement issued by the Chief Minister’s office, the allocated amount includes Rs 4.91 crore designated for rural cattle herders, Rs 8.98 crore for Gauthan committees, and Rs 6.29 crore for self-help groups. These funds are provided in exchange for the cow dung purchased from Gauthans between May 16 and May 31.
The release further highlighted that until May 15, 2023, a total of Rs 518 crore 71 lakh had already been disbursed to cow dung vendors, Gauthan committees, and women self-help groups under the Godhan Nyaya Yojana.
The Godhan Nyaya Yojana, initiated on July 20, 2020, during the Hareli festival, stands as one of the most acclaimed schemes introduced by the Chhattisgarh government. Under this program, cow dung is procured from rural cattle herders residing in Gauthans at a rate of Rs 2 per kilogram, while cow urine is purchased at Rs 4 per litre.
The Godhan Nyaya Yojana has been widely praised for its positive impact on the rural economy and environment. By incentivizing the collection and sale of cow dung and urine, the scheme not only provides a source of income to cattle herders but also promotes cleanliness and sustainable agricultural practices.
The Chhattisgarh government’s continuous support and financial assistance to the beneficiaries demonstrate its commitment to the upliftment of rural communities and the overall development of the state.