Methane Avoidance through Manure Management in Chhattisgarh

The Conventional Problem and Missed Opportunity

The traditional disposal of livestock manure by emptying it into pits with water leads to methane formation and release – a potent greenhouse gas driving climate change. This harmful practice not only damages the environment but also squanders a valuable resource that could benefit local communities.

The Innovative Godhan Nyay Yojana Solution 

Launched on July 21, 2020, by the Chhattisgarh government, the Godhan Nyay Yojana presents an innovative solution to mitigate methane emissions from conventional animal waste management across the state’s districts. This multifaceted program aims to:

– Promote organic farming practices

– Generate rural and urban employment opportunities

– Encourage cow rearing and protection

– Provide financial incentives to cattle owners

Under the scheme, the government procures cow dung from farmers and livestock raisers. This cow dung is then transformed into vermicompost and other organic products by women’s Self-Help Groups, creating a valuable organic manure alternative that discourages chemical fertilizer use and promotes sustainable agriculture.

CCX’s Pioneering Implementation

CCX, a leading climate advisory and project management company, is the pioneering partner implementing the ‘Gothan’ model statewide under the Godhan Nyay Yojana. Replacing the traditional ‘Ghurwa’ pit disposal method, CCX targets methane emissions from manure mismanagement near rural household farms.

Through this groundbreaking project, CCX aims to reduce a staggering 10,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions by curbing methane from livestock waste. The company has already established over 3,000 Gothan – village-level cow dung processing units – while empowering 4,000 Self-Help Groups by engaging them in vermicomposting activities.

The Vermicomposting Solution at Gothan

Gothan are strategically located village facilities where cow dung procured from farmers undergoes vermicomposting – an aerobic decomposition process utilizing earthworms and beneficial microbes. Operated by Self-Help Group members, this sustainable solution prevents methane emissions from the traditional ‘Ghurwa’ pit system.

Multiple Community Benefits:

  1. Methane reduction contributing to climate change mitigation
  2. Promotion of organic farming through vermicompost products
  3. Employment and economic empowerment of Self-Help Groups women
  4. Financial incentives for farmers and livestock raisers

Join the Transformative Movement

Be a part of this groundbreaking project implemented by CCX – an initiative addressing environmental concerns while uplifting local livelihoods and empowering communities across Chhattisgarh. Contact CCX today to explore collaboration opportunities.

Project summary


tCO2e per year reduction

> 3,000

Gothans are covered throughout Chhattisgarh by CCX


12 March 2022

Project start date



21 Years

Project life 


Types of Offsets Produced

  • 4000 SHGs being supported
  • Female Empowerment
Registry and Certifications

Sustainable Development goals from Co-benefits    



Project Photos(Nilja Gothan, Dharshiva, Raipur, Chhattisgarh):