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Fuel Briquette Making - Livelihoods Project for Tribals
Source of funding:
National Geographic Society, Jim Sorenson Legacy Foundation, US

Implementing partners:
SKS and Ultra Poor Centers

Project budget:
Rs. 600000

Project Brief:
National Geographic Society, US is nonprofit arm of National Geographic helping to design and implement this unique project. Forest Bio mass is burnt or wasted and this project converts waste biomass into fuel briquettes through local appropriate technologies providing livelihoods for tribal poor and saving forests from fire. Appropriate Rural Technology Institute, Pune has helped design the hand rotated fuel briquette making units. 100 tribal households are involved in this need based and eco friendly livelihoods initiative producing fuel briquettes and marketing them. It saves precious bio mass from burning forests and also helps reduce carbon foot prints, simultaneously providing livelihoods.


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