Biogas, an alternative energy and its impact on women health and rural development : a case study from Itahara Village, Morang District, Nepal)
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Nepal is one of the lowest energy consuming countries in the world. More than 80% of total energy consumed here comes from traditional biomass energy resources including agriculture residue, forests, by-products from crops etc. These types of energy consumptions not only make impact on environmental degradation and ecological imbalance but also have adverse effect on women health and economic status of people living in rural areas. Biogas is becoming popular in the villages as an alternative source of energy. In this context, the present study on the impact of biogas on women health and rural development addresses various factors of biogas use. The main objective of the study was to examine the health and environment impact of biogas on women as well as its impact on rural economy.