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Godhan Nyay Yojana: Cowdung sellers to receive their first payment on August 5: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Godhan Nyay Yojana: Cowdung sellers to receive their first payment on August 5: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Chief Minister gives instructions to do payment within 15 days: amount to be transferred directly into bank accounts

Cold Storage Network to be developed on PPP Model

Ayurveda Companies to be encouraged to set up processing unit in Chhattisgarh/

Under Godhan Nyay Yojana, cowdung sellers of the state will receive payment within 15 days. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said in his address to the review meeting of forest department, held at his residence office, that Godhan Nyay Yojana was started on July 20. Cowdung sellers will receive payment against procurement on the 15th day i.e. August 5. Chief Minister directed Chief Secretary to chair a meeting of cooperative, rural and other banks and ensure all arrangements for this work. Cowdung sellers will receive payment against the procurement directly in their bank accounts.
Chief Minister has also given instructions to fix a time table for procurement of cowdung. He further said that the gauthan inspection tour schedule of veterinary doctors and gau-sevaks should also be finalized and displayed on notice board of gauthans. Mr. Baghel has entrusted the rural agriculture expansion officials to look after gauthans and pasturages. Chief Minister said that youngsters who have returned to Bastar from other states should be provided maximum number of employment opportunities through minor forest produce collection, Panchayat and Rural Development Department and Godhan Nyay Yojana.
Chief Minister said that special attention should be pain towards marketing arrangements of minor forest produce. Contracts should be signed with companies that use large quantity of forest produces in manufacturing products, and as per their requirements, minor forest produces and herbal medicines should be made available to the companies after processing.
Chief Minister also said that Ayurvedic Companies should be encouraged to establish processing plant in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister also emphasized over setting up a cold storage network across the state for safe storage of agriculture, gardening and forest crops. He said that cold storages should be run by Agriculture and Horticulture Department on PPP model. The meeting was attended by Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Daharia, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam, and also Health Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo from Ambikapur via video conferencing.
In the meeting, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Shishupal Sori and Mr. Chandradev Prasad Rai, Advisors to Chief Minister Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, Mr. Vinod Verma, Mr. Pradeep Sharma, and Mr. Ruchir Garg, Chief Secretary Mr. Manoj Pingua, Panchayat and Rural Development Principal Secretary Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr M Geeta, Urban Administration Department Secretary Mrs. Alermelmangai D, Tribal Caste Welfare Department Secretary Mr. DD Singh, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Siddhartha Komal Pardeshi, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Mr. Rakesh Chaturvedi.


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