After industrialization, Indian policymakers focused on economic growth industrialization. Initially, this was set to empower PSUs, and scientific policies focused on the acquisition, and dissemination of scientific knowledge. However, recently Indian policymaking has witnessed a shift from science and technology to innovation and entrepreneurship. Who would have ever imagined a policy would target the production of natural paint from cow dung?
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A series of Nyaya schemes was launched by the Chhattisgarh government in 2018 to strengthen the economic status of farmers, villagers, and laborers. Godhan Nyaya Yojana was launched on 20 July 2020 wherein government shall buy cow dung from cattle rearers and farmers at Rs 2 per kg and women SHGs shall convert it into vermicompost, natural paints, and other products. The expansion of business activities related to Godhan Nyaya Yojana is getting faster in Chhattisgarh as the state is now utilizing cow dung to produce paint. This is being manufactured in five Gothans of Raipur, Durg, and Kanker districts. Under this scheme, the government is buying cow dung at Rs. 2 per kg and cow urine at the rate of Rs.4 per liter.
CM Bhupesh Baghel is set to release an amount of Rs. 7,05,00,000 online to villagers and women groups involved in the Gothan committees. 2.29 lakh quintal of cow dung was purchased from farmers, livestock rearers, and landless villagers.
A virtual ceremony was organized today to clear the monthly payment of Godhan Nyaya Yojana. The ceremony hosted by chief minister Bhupesh Baghel revealed that so far 8997 liters of this natural paint have been produced through these five functional units. Until now Rs 380,27,00,000 have been paid to the beneficiaries of the scheme.
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An income of Rs. 7,02,030 has been earned from the sale of 3307 liters of paint. Further, the process of setting up units for making natural paint from cow dung in 37 identified Gauthans in 25 districts of the state shall be proceeded at a faster pace.
CM Baghel has already achieved success in the production and sale of vermicompost in Gothans. The demand for the same has given employment to women groups. Chhattisgarh Gothans are now making electricity from cow dung in Sukma and Jagdalpur too.