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Converting solid waste into bio-gas in the communities of Nepal

BY IN UN Women On 18-05-2012

For some, 1992 marked the beginning of new possibilities in Nepal. That year, 16 housewives in the Kathmandu valley saw something that no one in the community had seen before: the wealth hidden behind solid waste

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Converting solid waste into bio-gas in the communities of Nepal


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