‘Farming has become profitable profession'
The Morning Standard|December 08, 2021
FROM the Gauthan scheme to allegations of soft Hindutva, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel spoke on a wide range of issues with The New Indian Express group editorial director Prabhu Chawla during the Kisan Summit and awards function held in Raipur.
Prabhu Chawla

You understood the vote-catching capacity of cows that the BJP failed to understand. Cows can also fetch votes...

Earlier, farmers used to sustain a strong economic system with the cattle they had, carry out business in fairs, which no longer exists. Agriculture equipment almost ended the utility of cattle. Livestock owners and villagers are compelled to let cattle out in the open. After extensive thoughts and deliberations, we decided to have Gauthan (cattle shed) and purchase cow dung. It persuaded cattle owners to keep cows with them or at Gauthan. This prevented cattle from damaging crop and moving out on roads.

But you astutely linked it to economics via politics...

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