World Bank to help in ‘Narwa, Garuwa, Ghurwa-Baadi’ Scheme

Raipur: World Bank will provide assistance to Chhattisgarh Government for its ambitious scheme Suraji Gaon Yojana (Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Baadi Vikas Yojana). Country head of World Bank Junaid Kamal Ahmed during his Raipur visit, met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his residential office here today.

Baghel gave detailed information to Ahmed about ‘Suraji Gaon Yojana’ (Development of Naruwa, Garuwa, Ghurwa and Baadi), which has been introduced for all round development of agriculturebased economy of the state. Admiring this scheme of the government, Mr Junaid assured of providing all possible assistance through World Bank. Mr Ahmed also discussed with Chief Minister the measures to enhance agriculture production and promote use of new technique in areas that remained under-developed from agriculture point of view in Chhattisgarh.

Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey was also present on the occasion. Baghel informed about the works for recharging rivers and nullahs under Narwa Yojana while livestock development work was being carried out through Garwa with development of cow-sheds and grazing grounds. Cow-sheds are being developed as day care centres with facility of water and shed for the cattle, he said.

In addition to this, compost and vermin fertiliser and bio gas are being produced through cowdung under Ghurwa, he said. He also said that apart from cattle breeding works, dairy production would be done in cowsheds. The Chief Minister said that all such activities were being carried out with participation of women’s self help groups and youth from the villages.

This scheme can be implemented without fencing the farmland to protect crops from cattle, he said, adding that farmers would get organic fertiliser. Two thousand cowsheds have to be constructed in the state, he said adding that 1500 cowsheds have so far been constructed. Under Baadi Yojana, vegetable and seasonal fruit production is being promoted in farmland of the farmers, he said. Additional Chief Secretary and Agriculture P r o d u c t i o n Commissioner KDP Rao, CM’s Principal Secretary Gourav Dwiwedi and CM’s Advisor Pradip Sharma and other concerned officials were present on the occasion.

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