Surajo Bai Yadav of Paria Bahara in Chhattisgarh explains how they collect cow dung & cow urine to create compost and use it to grow urad, millets and rice on their farm. This natural farming technique has been used in Chhattisgarh, especially by the Kamar tribe for ages. But some of it was getting lost to farming with artificial chemical fertilisers. In July 2020, the Chhattisgarh government announced the Godhan Nyay Yojana, which means a scheme that identifies the benefits of a cow. The government procures cow-dung at Rs 2 per kilogram (kg), which women from self-help groups convert to three grades of compost at government constructed cow shelters, and the government sells at a starting price of Rs 10 per kg, as an alternative to harmful fertilisers and pesticides. Watch our video to understand how the Godhan Nyay Yojana has fared.

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