Deepak Adhikari

Bishwa Nath Chaudhary, Nepal

“We are all together nine in our family including my 65-year-old mother and a year-old granddaughter. To manage fuel for cooking is a big challenge. We use all sorts of energy from animal dung to crop waste to firewood. … We dry the stalks of mustard plants and use it this time of the year. But because of the drought this past summer, we don’t have enough of the dry stalks. … I have four buffalos and four calves … more than enough to run a biogas plant. Life would have been easier if we had a biogas plant, but I cannot afford it. We have always been managing fuel this way here.”

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