Firewood has been a traditional source of fuel to cook in Nepal. Though few districts now use LPG gas and electricity, let’s take a look at what the data reveals.
Here are the districts with the highest percentage of people dependent upon firewood for cooking:
And, the following districts use firewood the least:
Check out this interactive map to see how people throughout Nepal use wood to cook food.
With forests being destroyed for fuel, there is a need for alternative sources of energy for fuel.
Some alternatives could be a solar based cooker, bio-briquettes, biogas and so on. Many households have already harnessed benefits from such options and usage has been increasing steadily in various parts of Nepal.
Based on solar potential, many districts use solar based lightening however only a few districts use solar based cooking methods.
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