SHGs gaining financial stability under Godhan Nyay Yojana

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GODHAN Nyay Yojana is indeed playing a significant role in strengthening the rural economy. The local women self help groups are gaining financial stability and are walking on the path of progress and development under Godhan Nyay Yojana  launched by the State Government.

It needs to be mentioned here that under the Suraji Gaon Yojana, members of the Women Self Help Group and Gothan committees are preparing vermin-compost out of cow dung purchased under Godhan Nyay Yojana and are making extra income through the same.

Under this scheme, not only cow dung is being purchased but organic farming is also being encouraged. At the same time, excellent quality organic manure is being prepared in Gothans.

President of a Self Help Group in Village Gatapar of Kurud Development Block Gauri Sahu told that as many as 430 registered families in Gram Panchayat Gatapar had 1321 cattle with them.

She said that her self-help group had sold 86.48 quintal of vermicompost for Rs 66,576 under Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Badi (NGGB) and sold 25 quintals of vermicompost for Rs 25,000 under Godhan Nyay Yojana.

She said that her group was also planning to make action plans for pisciculture, poultry farming, mushroom cultivation besides making incense sticks.

Village Pachpedi’s Gothan Committee President BR Sahu informed that the Godhan Nyay Yojana was yielding fruitful results for them.

He said that under the NGGB programme, 66.70 quintal vermicompost was prepared, out of which 63.70 quintals was sold for Rs 50960. Similarly, the women of self-help groups are also making and selling a good amount of vermicompost through the cow dung purchased under Godhan Nyay Yojna. Apart from this, mushroom cultivation is being done by two groups for additional income. The members of the group are also trying to cultivate banana, papaya, ginger, turmeric etc. for additional benefits. Deputy Director Agriculture Department told that the Gothans which are adjoining the National Highway and State Highway will have a multi utility center. In these multi-utility centers, the members of self-help groups will make earthen diyas, pots along with eatables like chips, cookies etc. He added the people will also be able to do poultry farming, fish breeding and other works at these centers for earning extra income.

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