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 Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper

aj E.
aj E.4 years ago

interesting.

Joy Wong
Joy Wong4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Nancy B.
No B.4 years ago

great

Esther Lance
Esther Lance4 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.

Esther Lance
Esther Lance4 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!

Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda4 years ago

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

Christine C.
Christine C.4 years ago

Thanks

Loo Samantha
Loo sam4 years ago

noted

Erika M.
Erika M.4 years ago

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