(c) Promotion on Utilization of Fuel wood Substitutes

To support forest conservation in indirect mean, following activities are being carried out to promote the utilization of fuel wood substitutes:

                        1.         Distribution of Improved Cooking Stoves

                                    Distribution of improved cooking stoves with low fuel wood consumption rate to the local people and encourage the utilization of fuel wood substitutes;

                        2.         Promotion of briquette production and utilization

                                    Setting up fuel briquette plants, mass production and distribution of fuel wood substitute briquettes to local entrepreneurs;

                        3.         Utilization of agricultural residues

                                    Encourage the local communities to utilize of agricultural residues such as stalks of sesame, pigeon pea and cotton and peanut husks as fuel wood substitutes