Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel virtually released Rs 7.04 crore to the beneficiaries of Godhan Nyay Yojana

Rs 419.25 crore paid to the beneficiaries of Godhan Nyay Yojana so far

Nearly 107.75 lakh quintal cow dung was purchased in Gauthans till last month

This year’s budget has been designed keeping in view the interests of all sections, including farmers, laborers, and rural masses: Chief Minister

Raipur ( Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday virtually released Rs 7.04 crore to cattle rearers, women’s groups, and Gauthan committees under the Godhan Nyay Yojana in a programme organized in his office located in the Vidhansabha premises here. This includes payment of Rs 4.25 crore to cattle rearers, farmers, and the landless in the lieu of 2.13 lakh quintal cow dung purchased in the Gauthans from February 16 to February 28. Besides, Rs 1.65 crore was paid to Gauthan committees and Rs 1.14 crore to women groups.

Addressing the programme, Chief Minister said that every month, the 5th to the 15th date is special for the farmers because on this day they receive the amount of the Godhan Nyay Yojana. It is good news that a large number of Gauthans are becoming self-supporting. To encourage self-supporting Gauthans, it has been decided to provide an honorarium to the chairman and members of the Gauthan Management Committee. He also urged to make efforts to make other Gauthans self-supporting as well. He added that it is good news that work has started on generating electricity from cow dung, in addition to making other useful products from cow dung. The plant for generating electricity from cow dung in Domarpal in Bastar has been synchronized with the grid. The rate of electricity produced through this will be fixed at Rs 9 per unit.