Stopped-up campaign for control and management of cattle, farmers worried about crop safetyJuly 9, 2020
The positive results of the implementation of the old traditional Roka-Cheka system of Chhattisgarh by the state government have started coming. There is a sense of certainty on the faces of farmers and livestock farmers. Farmers have been convinced about the safety of the crop from the cattle, while cattle rearing has also been freed from the controversy surrounding the grazing of the cattle. Since the beginning of this campaign, there has been a convergence among the villagers. They are relaxed and engaged in farming. Independent cattle roaming in urban areas are being controlled. This will relieve problems like road accidents, traffic interruption.
On behalf of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, public representatives farmers, cattle ranchers and villagers have gathered to make the village-village Roka-Cheka campaign a success. There is an atmosphere of happiness among the villagers to re-implement this traditional system. The crop will be protected by controlling cattle from the Roca Chheka campaign. Protecting crops from cattle is a major challenge for farmers. Farmers’ hard work in agriculture was unsafe with the rotting cattle. Now, with the stopped-drive campaign, crops will get protection from stray cattle.
Amount allocated for control and administration of cattle
Funds have been released by the Panchayat and Rural Development Department of the state government to the Gothan Management Committees for effective implementation of Roka-Cheka. 40 thousand rupees have been given to every Gothan operated under the government’s ambitious Narva, Garwa, Ghurwa, Bari scheme. This amount will be spent in the control and management of cattle roaming in the open through Gothan Management Committees. This amount will also be used in strengthening, maintaining and operating the Gothan system for preventing open grazing and protecting crops.
The amount of Rs 60 lakhs received by the District Panchayat for 150 Gothanas has been deposited in the account of Janpad Panchayats. The use of this amount will be spent on the smooth maintenance and operation of Gothan. The amount received by the district will be spent in 150 Gauthans. This includes 139 first phase and 11 Gothan of second phase. 2 Gothans of Janpad Panchayat Akaltara, Baloda-13 Gowthan, Bamhanidih-12 Gowthan, Dabhra-18 Gowthan, Jajaipur-26 Gowthan, Malkharoda-19 Gowthan, Nawagarh-15 Gowthan, Pamgarh-13 Gowthan and 22 Gowthan of Janpad Panchayat Sakti The amount has been released.
The Roca Chheka campaign has brought a certainty to the face of cattle rearers and farmers. Now the cattle will be kept in traditional Gothans or by the government in Gothans. The Gauthan Committee has been formed for the systematic operation of Gouthans. Out of the 335 Gothans approved for Janjgir Champa district, 209 have been completed. They are being given 10 thousand rupees per month for the Gothan operation under the government scheme.