Raipur. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel started the implementation of the Suraji village scheme in Chhattisgarh with the aim of showing a new direction to the rural economy of Chhattisgarh. Now its results are visible. The women of Chhattisgarh’s rural areas are not only trying their hands in new employment but are also writing a new story of self-reliance. Rural women, who earlier depended on male members of the household to meet basic needs, are now becoming financially empowered and opening new doors of possibilities.
One such story is of Balrampur-Ramanujganj district situated in the northern end of Chhattisgarh. The women members of the Pragati Mahila Self-Help Group here have earned about Rs 37 lakh 17 thousand in the last three years by making vermicompost from cow dung, making manure from the waste coming out of the houses and from the works of community garden development. So far, 3 thousand 724 quintals of vermicompost manure has been produced by 28 women of Pragati Self Help Women’s Group, out of which 3 thousand 631 quintals of vermicompost has been sold, earning a total income of Rs 36 lakh 31 thousand 700. happened. With this income, the self-help group has made a profit of Rs 9 lakh 58 thousand 200.
Getting full cooperation from the administration
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s ambitious Narva, Garuva, Ghurwa and Bari scheme has given a new boost to the spirits of women of self-help groups and they are setting new records. Mrs. Lakho Puri of Pragati Mahila Self Help Group says that 28 women are jointly manufacturing vermicompost from cow dung, due to which they have got a prestigious place in the society along with additional income. He told that the condition of our house has improved with the dividend money. The secretary of the group says that Godhan Nyaya Yojana has become a source of additional income for us women, the income received from this has helped in the education of children.
Operation of multi activity in Gauthan
Door-to-door garbage collection is being done by these hardworking women through e-rickshaws and mini-tippers, which they themselves drive to collect garbage from homes and bring it to the segregation shed built in Gothan. Group member Geeta Nagvanshi said that mustard, banana, tomato, peas, gram, garlic and onion are also being cultivated under the community garden in Gauthan. Along with this, the group is getting additional income from poultry farming and quail farming.