|Biogas in Nepal 2006|
Nepal is the poorest country in Asia.
Eighty percent of the population works in agriculture and has to manage with 35 eurocents per day. The population has grown from 8 million in 1951 up to 26 million in 2006. To prevent too fast growth of the population, Nepal needs good education about reproductive healthcare. Through the strong growth of the population, the agricultural use of the land had intensified a lot for food and energy. Before Nepal exported rice to India, now it is the other way around, to be able to feed the people.
To be able to cook the food, the local people depend on firewood from forest and jungle. Deforestation and erosion, landslides at populated mountain slopes are the results. To avoid this development the building bio-gas plants is promoted. The richer villagers can afford a bio-gas plant, to prepare their daily meal on it.
This has a lot of advantages, as;
But the poorest farmer families cannot afford a bio-gas plant. With 120 euro assistance a family in Nepal can build a bio-gas plant. They themselves care for the simple labour, the material is being equipped by us and the special labour is prevented by the government .
Every year we try to implement at least 10 bio-gas plants on the mountains between Begnas lake and Rupa lake.