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Chief Minister Paid Rs 23.93 Crore to the Beneficiaries of 'Godhan Nyay Yojana'

  • 11 Sep 2023
  • 4 min read

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On September 9, 2023, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel transferred Rs 23 crore 93 lakh from the Chief Minister's Residence Office to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries in the online distribution program under 'Godhan Nyaya Yojana'.

key points

  • In the amount transferred online to the accounts of the beneficiaries of 'Godhan Nyay Yojana', Rs 5.36 crore was given to cow dung sellers, Rs 1.63 crore to Gothan committees and Rs 1.14 crore to self-help groups, along with Rs 12.32 crore to self-help groups. This includes an additional incentive amount of Rs 1.23 crore to cooperative societies and an honorarium amount of Rs 2.25 crore to the chairpersons and members of self-reliant Gothan committees.
  • After payment of Rs 29 crore 93 lakh to the beneficiaries under Godhan Nyay Yojana, a total of Rs 581.24 crore has been paid so far.
  • Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel made online payment of Rs 5.36 crore to cow dung sellers in lieu of 2.68 lakh quintals of cow dung purchased from August 15 to August 31 in Gothans. So far, 133.22 quintals of cow dung has been purchased in Gothans, in return for which Rs 261.08 crore has been paid to animal husbandry farmers. After payment of Rs 5.36 crore, the total amount of cow dung purchase has become Rs 266.44 crore.
  • After the amount of Rs 2.77 crore paid to Gothan committees and women self-help groups, the amount to be paid to them has increased to Rs 275.01 crore.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced a total of Rs 12 crore 32 lakh on the sale of compost to the self-help groups involved in the production of compost from cow dung at the rate of Re 1 per kilogram and a total of Rs 1 crore 23 to the cooperative societies at the rate of 10 paise per kg. Lakh rupees were released online as an incentive amount. The Chief Minister transferred Rs 2 crore 25 lakh as honorarium to 42 thousand 644 members of self-reliant Gothans in their bank accounts.
  • It is noteworthy that under the Godhan Nyaya Yojana, the participation of self-reliant Gothan committees in the matter of cow dung procurement is continuously increasing. Out of 10288 Gothans built and operated in the state, 6252 Gothans have become self-reliant, and are purchasing cow dung from cow dung sellers with their own funds. Self-reliant Gothans have so far purchased cow dung worth Rs 76 crore 42 lakh with their own money.
  • The Chief Minister said that by purchasing cow urine at the rate of four rupees per liter in Gothans, the women of women self-help groups are preparing Brahmastra and Jeevamrut from it, which is being made available to the farmers at concessional rates. Farmers have now started using organic pesticides Brahmastra and Jeevamrut instead of expensive pesticides.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that the state government has made a record in paddy procurement every year. This year it is expected that 125 lakh metric paddy will be purchased.

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