Chhattisgarh CM Carries Budget Documents In Briefcase Made Of Cow Dung!

Raipur: Living up to Chhattisgarh according ‘gau’ (cow) great importance, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday carried the state Budget documents for the financial year 2022-23 to the Assembly in a briefcase made of cow dung powder.

It took artisans from Kondagaon 10 days to make the briefcase in a ‘gauthan’ (cattle shed premises) located at the capital city. Cow dung powder, gum and flour were the main ingredients used in giving shape to the special briefcase. The handle and clasps were of wood.

‘Gomaye Vasate Lakshmi’ was inscribed on the case in Sanskrit, which means Goddess of wealth Laxmi resides in cow dung.

Godhan Nyay Yojana is a flagship scheme of the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh government, aimed to provide income support to cattle-owning villagers and women groups associated with gauthans and gauthan committees.

In February, the state government released Rs 10.24 crore for this scheme.

In 2020, Chhattisgarh became the first state in India to start procuring cow dung from cow breeders and farmers.

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