Forests cover 5.96 million hectares and offer immense potential to harness energy from forest wastes. These wastes are collected for forest management purposes and offer income and employment to poor and disadvantaged groups who rely on forests for firewood and fodder. They can also benefit from forest waste thanks to its conversion to bio-charcoal, while contributing to reducing green gas emission and productive management of forest resources (maintaining forest eco-system and controlling forest fires).
"Bio-energy is phasing out soon. If we were implementing through earlier [enterprise] model, we would also be phasing out our engagement in bio-charcoal. Now we have registered a new company called Kushal Suppliers and employed four people to look after charcoal business. We are happily increasing our investment."
Deep Narayan Chaudhary, Kushal Byabasay Pramarsha tatha Talim Kendra Pvt. Ltd, Bara district.