Portal on Gobardhan scheme launched

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New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) The Jal Shakti Ministry on Wednesday launched a unified portal on the 'Gobardhan' scheme, an initiative aimed at managing cattle and biodegradable waste and also help enhance farmers' income.

The Gobardhan scheme is being pursued as a priority programme under the Swachch Bharat Mission Grameen-Phase 2.

The scheme aims to support villages in effectively manage their cattle and biodegradable waste.The Jal Shakti Ministry is implementing the Swacch Bharat Mission.

'The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation supports every district with technical assistance and financial support of up to Rs 50 lakh per district to achieve safe management of cattle and biodegradable waste, help villages convert their wealth, improve environmental sanitation and curb vector-borne diseases,' Jal Shakti Ministry secretary Pankaj Kumar said.

The portal will also ensure transparency and social accountability, said Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State in the Jal Shakti Ministry were also present at the event. PTI PR PR DV DV