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“We will certainly defeat the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic with strong cooperation of all”, says CM Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur:
With the strong cooperation of people of the state, we will certainly defeat
the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, said Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on
Thursday.

Keeping
the view the sudden surge in number of Covid cases across the state, he has
appealed people to strictly abide by the Covid-19 protocols and take necessary
precautions to prevent spread of the infectious disease.

Stressing
on the importance of getting everyone vaccinated, Baghel said “Vaccine is
the strongest and effective weapon to fight against the coronavirus. I urge
people who are not vaccinated yet to get their jabs at the earliest and request
all the eligible teenagers to get vaccinated compulsorily.”

He
added that we will achieve the same success in dealing with the third wave of
the coronavirus pandemic as we have succeeded in dealing with the last two
waves with the cooperation of all sections of the society. He said that the
economic activities of the state will be continued by mandatorily taking all
the necessary precautions.

The
Chief Minister was addressing money transfer programme of Godhan Nyay Yojana
organized at his residence office here today. On this occasion, the Chief
Minister virtually released an amount of Rs 5.37 crore to cattle rearers, women
Self-Help Groups associated with Gauthans and Gauthan committees. This includes
Rs 2.78 crore paid in lieu of purchase of cow dung in the last fortnight and Rs
1.70 crore as dividend to Gauthan committees and Rs 89 lakhs to women SHGs.
Payment of Rs 119.41 crore has been done so far in the lieu of purchase of cow
dung from cattle rearers of the state. Besides, Rs 44.43 crore has been given
to Gauthan committees and Rs 28.88 crore to women self-help groups as dividend
so far.

“We
are operating our state government’s ambitious scheme-Godhan Nyay Yojana-in
mission mode, so that the women SHGs working in Gauthans can prepare products
on the basis of market demand and the group can avail maximum benefits from its
marketing. After beginning electricity generation project from cow dung, we are
now heading towards manufacturing organic paint from cow dung”, said Chief
Minister.

 

He
said that in the last 1.5 years, Gauthans have become financially strong. The
works done for making Gauthans self-sufficient has attracted the attention of
the whole country. He also spoke about expediting the work of setting up of
Rural Industrial Parks in Gauthan, besides training women SHGs to generate
production according to the demand of market.

On
the occasion, Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Ravindra Choubey thanked
Chief Minister Baghel for timely release of funds to the cattle rearers under
the Godhan Nyay Yojana. He said that Godhan Nyay Yojana is being discussed in
the whole country and many states of the country are also heading towards
adopting it.

“The
day is not far when every Gram Panchayat of Chhattisgarh state will have
Gauthan. Approval of a total of 10,591 Gauthans has been given, out of which
7,889 Gauthans are actively functioning in the state. With the commencement of the functioning of all Gauthans, the income-generating activities will increase. An
income of nearly Rs 100 crore has been generated from the dividend of Vermicompost
and other products”, he said.

Stating
that vermi-compost and super-compost are essential for agriculture, he said the
inclination of farmers of the state towards vermi-compost has increased.
Vermicompost manufactured in Gauthans has played a crucial role in meeting the
shortage of chemical fertilizer DAP. He said that a provision will be made to
provide grants under the government scheme for setting up machines like
‘dona-pattal’ making machine, Kodo-Kutki Processing Machine, Herbal Products
Preparation and Oil Expeller Machine to promote income-generating activities in
Rural Industrial Park of Gauthan.

At
the beginning of the programme, Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Kamal
Preet Singh gave detailed information about the progress of Godhan Nyay Yojana.
Special Secretary (Agriculture) and Godhan Nyay Yojana State Nodal Officer Dr.
S. Bharathidasan gave a power point presentation regarding the action plan of
Godhan Nyay Mission.


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