Chhattisgarh Government's ambitious Godhan NYAY Yojana has created numerous employment opportunities in rural areas, enabling the rural population to strive towards economic prosperity.
Engaging in income-generating activities including the sale of cow dung, and the production of vermicompost and super compost, a significant number of women have achieved financial independence through their association with Gauthans. These women are now able to support their families and contribute to their family's finances as well.
In the Gram Panchayat Tharakpur, located in the Masturi development block of Bilaspur district, the women belonging to Maa Gayatri Self-Help Group have started vermicompost, super compost, and earthworm production within the Gauthan. This endeavour has yielded substantial income for them, serving as a prime example of self-reliance and economic empowerment.
Vibhuti Kaushik, the group's president, stated that vermicompost serves as an excellent choice for farmers transitioning towards organic farming. To date, they have successfully sold 753 quintals of vermicompost and 370 quintals of super compost, resulting in a profit of nearly Rs 2.5 lakh. She completed her home repair works with her share of the profit.
Other women are also utilizing their earnings to fulfil their children's educational and other essential needs. These women have expressed their gratitude to the state government for implementing this ambitious scheme besides commending the efforts of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for opening the path to progress in the village through the initiation of the Godhan NYAY Yojana.
The Godhan NYAY Yojana has successfully contributed to the prosperity of rural communities. The ongoing economic activities have played a vital role in enhancing the livelihoods of rural residents. Latel Puri Goswami, a cattle rearer, stated that he has sold cow dung worth Rs 10,000 in the Gauthan. Ramkumar Patel, a rural resident, expressed his joy and mentioned that he has already sold cow dung worth Rs 35,000 so far.