Mustard Power in India

In Rajasthan, one of India’s poorest states, mustard plants that used to be burned are now a source of income for many farming families. They sell the plants to a biomass power plant.

Mustard Power in India

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21 comments

Warren Webber
Warren Webber2 years ago

Live long and prosper

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aj E.
aj E5 years ago

interesting.

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Joy Wong
Joy W5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Nancy B.
Nancy B5 years ago

great

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Esther Lance
Esther Lance5 years ago

Another mighty good use of mustard oil! After moving from Bangalore to the Himalayas, no amount of creams and potions would help skin dryness and in desperation I massaged mustard oil onto my face, before washing! Lo and behold, problem solved! Does sting a bit at first, but does good.

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Esther Lance
Esther Lance5 years ago

This season our mustard patch was buzzing with bees (and butterflies!) after we had had plenty of the fresh green leaves as veggies. Once the seeds formed and we collected two bottles of it (to be used as seasoning!), the husk and remaining dry staks were put in place of straw for the strawberry plants....everything used well!

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Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda5 years ago

This is a complex issue. Global warming is a priority concern, but desertification is also important.

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Christine C.
Chandra C5 years ago

Thanks

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Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago

noted

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Erika M.
Erika M5 years ago

I wonder why this type of energy isn't being used in more places around the world.

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