Scheme brought economic prosperity to Lakshmi's family
Women of one of the worst Maoist-affected Dantewada district who were once confined to household chores are now paving their way to self-reliance by indulging in various income-oriented works under the Godhan Nyay Yojana. The first-of-its-kind scheme in the country conceptualized by Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel is helping thousands of women from economically struggling backgrounds to become self-sufficient and contribute to their family's income.
Smt. Lakshmi Thakur, a resident of Bhairamband of Dantewada district, who is associated with Gauthan, earlier she is used to do household chores all day long. The family even faced financial difficulties at times which was extremely hard to manage. However, after getting indulged in the income-generating activities being run in state-run Gauthan under the Godhan Nyay Yojana, she is generating good income. She is also contributing to the family's finances.
Smt. Thakur is associated with Durga Mahila Gram Sangathan and does the work of producing vermicompost from cow dung as well as green vegetable and mushroom farming in Gauthan.
Speaking about the benefits she got under the scheme, Thakur said that an income of Rs Rs 1.50 lakh has been generated under the Godhan Nyay Yojana. She bought a smartphone, and study materials for children and used the money for ploughing the fields. With the help of the smartphone, children are now getting online education and gaining technical knowledge. She has expressed her gratitude towards the state government saying that the economic condition of the family has improved to a great extent.