AP leading in cow dung uberisation concept: CM Naidu

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Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh is now leading the way in what Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has called “cow dung uberisation”.

“Uberisation of dung has been successful in 460 villages across the state,” the Chief Minister told officials in a teleconference today.

A release from the Information and Public Relations Department Commissioner quoted the Chief Minister as telling that money could be earned not only from (cattle) milk but also dung.

“A monthly income of Rs 2,500 could be earned from each cattle. Each village could earn Rs 25 lakh to Rs 50 lakh per annum through cow dung uberisation that will contribute to the village’s economic progress,” the Chief Minister added.

He cited the example of Konanki village in Prakasam district that achieved good results through cow dung uberisation.

“Konanki should be a model for other villages in deriving wealth from waste. Every animal in Konanki, which has 1,500 families, has been tagged and they are earning Rs one lakh per month,” the Chief Minister pointed out.

Cow dung uberisation is a new concept being implemented in several villages in Andhra Pradesh, a senior official later said.

“All dung generated in a village is pooled and dumped at a fixed spot. It is then processed and converted into organic manure. The cattle owners share the money thus earned,” the official said.

 

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