In order to make gaushalas (cow-sheds) self-sustaining entities and cut back their dependence on donations, a NITI Aayog report has really helpful bringing some kind of parity in subsidy assist between chemical fertilisers and organic and cow dung and cow urine-based compost and manures in order that the previous’s use is discouraged.
The report on manufacturing and promotion of organic fertilisers with particular concentrate on enhancing viability of gaushalas additionally mentioned that round 73 per cent of the gaushalas solicited assist from people, and 50 per cent didn’t have a sustainable income mannequin.
“Cow dung is the major produce of the Gaushala. It faces several challenges in realising its economic value. Gaushalas should be helped through capacity development and other means to generate income from gobar (cow-dung). This should include proper processing of gobar (cow-dung) using biogas plants, value addition, marketing and certification of the cow dung based organic as well as biofertilisers,” the report mentioned.
The report additionally discovered that feed and fodder represent round 91 per cent of the variable bills of gaushalas, whereas land is a key element of mounted prices (if not acquired in donation), with a 99 per cent share.
“In sum, the total cost of running a gaushala of 1,000 cows works out to Rs 1,18,182 per day, including land, while without land it is around Rs 82,475,” the report mentioned, quoting a survey commissioned by NITI and executed by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).
The survey confirmed that the earnings from the sale of merchandise from gaushalas contributes solely 30 per cent share, whereas the remainder is contributed by the mixed receipts from donations, grants, and miscellaneous sources.
The whole earnings per day for a unit of 1,000 cows is simply Rs 50,074. This leaves giant income gaps and renders Gaushalas economically non-viable.
Meanwhile, on methods to make gaushalas viable the report advised that gaushalas needs to be helped by means of capital help and advertising of cow dung and cow urine-based formulations for utility in agriculture.
The report additionally favored revising the Fertilizer Control Order to promote cow-dung primarily based manures and fertilisers.
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