Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will transfer a total of Rs 7.55 crore to the bank accounts of livestock owners as the 15th and 16th instalments under the Godhan Nyaya Yojana on March 21.
This includes the 15th instalment of Rs 3.75 crores and the 16th instalment of Rs 3.80 crores. With these two instalments, the total paid to the beneficiaries of the Godhan Nyaya Yojana will add up to Rs 88 crores by March 21.
Godhan Nyaya Yojana was launched on July 20, 2020 for procurement of cow dung at the rate of Rs 2 per kg, an official communication said on Friday.
Under this scheme, payment against dung procurement is done fortnightly. Women self-help groups are producing vermi compost in Gauthans from the procured dung.
Till March 15, 118,611 quintals of vermi compost have been produced in Gauthans, and 83,900 quintals of the vermi compost have been sold.
Nearly 162,497 cattle rearers and 70,299 landless villagers in the state are being benefitted under the scheme.
Over 44 percent of the beneficiaries of Godhan Nyaya Yojana are women.
Vermi compost regulations are also being tested for quality control of vermicompost produced.
So far, 44 lakh quintals of cow dung have been procured. The number of self-supporting gauthans in the state has increased to 387.