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Raipur: Women’s group is producing organic medicines to promote organic farming

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Additional income was also made

Important schemes like Gram Suraji Yojana and Godhan Nyaya Yojana are being operated by the Government of Chhattisgarh for strengthening the rural economy. A major objective of these schemes is also to promote organic farming and manufacture of organic manure from local resources. The fertile use of chemical fertilizers is destroying the fertility of the earth. In such a situation, the trend of organic manure is being promoted. Rural women are also second to none in this mission. Chief Executive Officer of District Panchayat Chhaura Ruchi Sharma said that this work was done by Smt. Gayatri Sahu, an active member of Jai Maa Saraswati group of village organization Jai Ganga Maiya of Tigga cluster of village Rani Prateva of Chhattisgarh, under National Rural Livelihood Mission (Bihan). It is being done well. Various organic medicines at village level through NPM shop, promoting organic farming under Bihan’s CSMS project And manure is being manufactured and used. Member Gayatri Sahu was told that she is herself manufacturing Nadeep Khad, Ketchua Khad, Dense Jeevamrit, Neemastra, Agnastra, Besram Patri Dawa, Dandi Dharma, Amrit Pani and Amrit Khad. Along with the manufacture, these organic medicines are being used to protect themselves from the disease and pests of the crop in the farm and field. Gayatri said that these medicines have been manufactured from local resources and the cost of manufacture is almost nil. Medicines are also being sold through Bihan’s shop, due to which it has become a source of additional income. The price of these medicines ranges from 50 to 80 rupees per bottle, this price is much less than the chemical medicines available in the market. He told that through this NPM shop she earns 5-6 thousand rupees every season. As well as other villages by Gayatri,

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