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India to Make Case for Charcoal Extracted from Bamboo

Coal News - Published on Wed, 11 Sep 2019

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ET reported that India is going to pitch for charcoal extracted from bamboo at the ongoing 14th Conference of Parties to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The tribal affairs ministry is working on a model where over 100 units across the country will work on extracting coal in this manner. Mr Pravir Krishna, managing director, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India said that this is an environment-friendly proposal which does not require heavy investments, and will promote tribal enterprise. Charcoal extracted from bamboo does not have carbon credits, making it a highly-productive alternative to industrial coal. These units will employ about 500,000 people from the tribal communities.

The report said that work on setting up of these units is going on in the seven northeast states as well as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha under the Van Dhan scheme, an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED, which seeks to improve tribal incomes through value addition of tribal products.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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