A rural scene from the Punjab

Animal waste products used for fuel

© H S Grewal

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A rural scene from the Punjab






H S Grewal



Many villagers in India use animal waste as a fuel source. The waste is moulded into flat circular discs which can be seen in the image above,  and are burned in traditional ovens when meals are being prepared. The waste is entirely free and is less damaging to the environment than burning coal or wood.