'Gobar-Dhan' scheme to manage cattle dung Launched by Central Govt.

Published Date - 14 February 2018 06:58:23 Updated Date - 14 February 2018 06:59:24

Central government  has launched Gobar Dhan Scheme for Farmers. Subsequently, this scheme will help in managing and reuse cattle dung and thus makes the nation “Open Defecation Free”. Accordingly, farmers can reuse this waste as compost and fertilizer in agriculture. Thus, this agri-focused scheme in  Union Budget 2018-19 will improve the life of villagers.

Gobar Dhan stands for Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan. This scheme will focus on managing cattle dung and use it as bio-fuel / bio-CNG. Accordingly, this scheme is another step of central govt. to “Double the Farmers Income by 2022”.

In Union Budget 2018-19, central govt. has also launched National Health Protection Scheme. Furthermore, central govt. has also made an announcement to increase the Minimum Support Price to 1.5 times the production cost in this year Union Budget.


After the Jan-Dhan programme, the BJP government is now set to launch 'Gobar-Dhan' for management of cattle dung (gobar in Hindi).

Presenting the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced the government's plan to launch the Gobar-Dhan scheme.

"We will launch a scheme called Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) for management and conversion of cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, fertiliser, bio-gas and bio-CNG," Jaitley told the Lok Sabha.

Gobar Dhan Scheme

The important features and highlights of this scheme are as follows:-

  • Central govt. has launched Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (Gobar Dhan) Scheme to promote the management of cattle dung and reusing it.
  • Subsequently, this scheme will contribute towards “Swachh Bharat Mission” and help in making India ODF Free.
  • In addition to this, Gobar Dhan scheme will improve the life of people living in rural areas.
  • Moreover, farmers can utilize this solid waste & cow dung in their farms and reuse it as compost, fertilizer, bio-gas and also as bio-fuel.
  • Furthermore, central govt. has also taken other decisions to open various health and wellness centers in villages, improvement of infrastructure for rural business centers, better connectivity between villages and cities and also centers for higher education.

Central govt. has also identified 115 districts where govt. will make investment in various social services and develop them as role models. Accordingly, these social services will include health & education, nutrition, rural electrification and drinking water in a timely manner. This Gobar Dhan Scheme will make villages clean and raise the income of the small and marginal farmers.


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