CM Bhupesh Baghel launches ‘super compost manure’
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has launched a high-quality ‘super compost manure’, produced from the cow dung procured under Godhan Nyay Yojana in gauthans of the state. Farmers can get this super compost fertilizer from cooperative societies at a discounted rate in bags of 02 kg, 05 kg and 30 kg at the price of Rs 6/ kg.
Along with vermi compost, the cow dung procured is also being utilized for production of super compost manure in the Gauthans. On the occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel also transferred a dividend amount of Rs. 3.06 crore to gauthan committees and women self-help groups. Members of the cabinet, including Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Dr. Charan Das Mahant were present on the occasion.
Notably, Baghel launched Godhan Nyaya Yojana on July 20, 2020 with the objective of promoting livestock conservation, organic farming, additional income sources for villagers, livestock farmers and farmers in the state. Under this scheme, cow dung is being procured at the rate of Rs. 2/ kg in gauthans, which is then being utilized for production of vermi compost and other products by women groups.
So far, over 47 lakh quintal of cow dung has been purchased in 5,586 Gothans in the state, in lieu of which Rs 95.3 crore has been paid to the cow dung vendors. So far, 2.2 lakh quintal of vermi compost manure and 1.2 lakh quintal of fertilizer has been sold to farmers and government departments. Now super compost fertilizer is also being prepared by women self-help groups in gauthans. So far, self-help groups have received an income of over Rs 18 crore from various income oriented activities conducted in gauthans.