Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria today jointly launched a unified web portal for monitoring the progress of GOBARDHAN activities across the nation. Gobardhan is an important component of Swachh Bharat Mission Phase-2 for organic solid waste management.
Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, at the rural level, earlier there was no way of proper disposal of cattle dung waste, but after the introduction of Gobardhan programme, people will be able to provide proper disposal of dung and achieve the goal of ODF Plus.
Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh said, Gobardhan pilot project will prove to be an important and useful step in cleanliness. He said, through this farmers will be able to get wealth from waste in a true sense.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, apart from making the country ODF Plus, through the important scheme of Gobardhan, we will get ethanol, bio-diesel and compressed bio-fuel in the coming years.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, the country has attained the status of Open Defecation Free, ODF and now it is moving towards ODF Plus. He said, Gobardhan programme will prove to be a milestone for a Clean India.
Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Pankaj Kumar said, the Gobardhan scheme aims at supporting villages effectively to manage their cattle dung and other organic waste. He said, the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation will work with all the other stakeholders to implement Gobardhan, a unified approach across villages.