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Cow dung being dried on the tree use as fuel for domestic cooking...

By debu    
One of the wonderful things about cow dung (gobor) is that it can be dried( this picture shows cow dung dried on the tree) and used as fuel for cooking. Cows eat a variety of leaves, grass, wheat stalks, grains and so on and chew everything thoroughly, hence their gobar is composed of many combustible fibers. Approximately 70% of rural households in India still use unprocessed solid biomass wood, cow dung(gobor) and agricultural refuges for domestic cooking.

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Comments


paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 8:41AM
Good candid photography.
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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 8:43AM
Fascinating to see how it is dried
Helen
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
10 Aug 2012 8:45AM
Great image
NettaSmile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
10 Aug 2012 8:59AM
How fascinating, Debu. Don't think I would like the job of putting the dung onto the trees to dry, though Sad Carol
10 Aug 2012 9:17AM
Great capture & edit.........
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 9:48AM
How extremely interesting, how very beautifully captured. Thank you for sharing it with us...

Regards Nathan
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
10 Aug 2012 9:54AM
Another interesting write up, and a nice image. - gary
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 10:30AM
Lessons to be learnt here.
We use it for fertiliser in Britin so good that
cow dung (gobor) is recycled in different ways.Love the way it is dried.
KateGrinGrinGrin
10 Aug 2012 10:41AM
Nice image with great narration. Deep
PranavMishra 4 52 17 India
10 Aug 2012 10:51AM
a nice one.. for some moments i had to think as its a common sight for we indians.. but we are very different in many ways and the way we live is a universal appeal..
Tibetan 4 3 England
10 Aug 2012 11:29AM
Wast not! want not! is the old saying from my Grand parents! and it has stuck with me!, I try to look at things through others eyes not the Western world! I applaud your photo! regards Leon,GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 12:24PM
A fascinating piece of social commentary here, a good advert for recycling and a good photo too - what more can we ask?
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
10 Aug 2012 4:19PM
Not sure that would be appreciated on our allotment site in London!Grin

Dave
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 4:52PM
Something I never knew Debu,
and is interesting to know of the way other people
live their lives
most interesting
Lillian
10 Aug 2012 5:19PM
Debuda Darun . Please open my mails.
10 Aug 2012 5:33PM
ephoto message dehun
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 7:41PM
I knew cow dung was a regularly used fuel still in Indian villages..but never iomagined it was dried on tree's........... great insight into a different way of life Debu.

Gareth
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 7:43AM
Good insight for us to learn about different cultures, Peter..
11 Aug 2012 8:49AM
good one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
LexEquine 10 19 United States
11 Aug 2012 5:23PM
'Superb & very interesting color reportage Shot,' Debu~

Have a nice Weekend~~ Smile

~ Peter
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 11:13PM
It Makes sense and it's ecological! Very good and well reported! IB
Ayoob 5 Australia
12 Aug 2012 1:36AM
Great shot ..........Grin
13 Aug 2012 11:52AM
Imresicionante la sabiduria de los pueblos. Gracias por trasmitir estos conocimientos..
Buen trabajo.

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