Bhopal, October 11: Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj government is going to take another commendable step to boost employment and doubling farmers income in state. State government has decided to provide interest free loan up to Rs 50 lakh for establishing dairy under Acharya Vidyasagar Yojana.
Also, various important decisions related to cow protection were taken in the meeting. They include ban on use of straw as fuel, opening of a cowshed among 5 Gram Panchayats for animal protection, providing fodder kit to farmers for increasing fodder production, developing fodder block for dried fodder, to make fodder banks in divisions of agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry Departments, making mandatory straw reaper in harvestor and development of grassland through MNREGA etc.
Furthermore, discussion was held on ensuring strict execution of cow protection rules, making cowshed self-dependent by making pesticides and biological compost from cow urine, production of gas from cow dung, ensuring livelihood insurance to animal owners, and awarding indigenious breed of cow for giving the highest quantity of milk at block, district and state level regularly.
It was informed in the meeting that separate arrangement is being made for distribution of cow milk. This arrangement has started in Indore and Bhopal. Discussion was held in the meeting to open Gau Gras Kendra and Gau Hostel at open areas of major cities. Common public can now feed cows at Dan Kendras.
It was decided in the meeting that farmers will be encouraged to use organic fertilizers made of cow dung. While, manure of dung keeps the farm fertile for three years, use of chemical fertilizers reduces the fertility of the land. The crop produced by the use of organic manure is rich in nutritious and gets good value in market.