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Bio-fuel board formed

NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16. The Uttaranchal Forest Minister, Navprabhat, today announced that the State Government has formed the Uttaranchal Bio-fuel Board. "We have already done Jhatropa plantation in over 1 lakh hectares covering almost all the districts of the hill state to produce bio-fuel. This would give economic benefits to villagers as well as to poor families," said the Minister, who is in the Capital to take part in a national seminar on bio-fuel. The Uttaranchal Chief Secretary, R.S. Tolia, said cooperation of self-help groups, village panchayats and women organisations was also being taken to make this project successful.

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