Fostering Jatropha Curcas for reducing fossil fuel dependency; A study on potentiality of Jatropha curcas in Nepal

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The article tries to introduce Jatropha Curcas as one of the source of alternative fuel in Nepal The increasing trend of automobiles and price of fossil fuel have adverse impact on economy and climate of Nepal. A comprehensive analysis on the land use pattern of the country has been carried out while preparing the article. Potentiality of Jatropha plant cultivation and production of seeds and oil have been assessed in three different optional scenarios, where utilization percentage of existing uncultivated land and buffer areas have been considered as the basic parameter. Other input parameters like plant density, yield of seeds, oil content etc have been considered of the average values of different studies made in and out of the country.

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