ISLAMABAD: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon launched campaign for ‘Climate Smart Villages’ in Haripur on Wednesday.
The programme is aimed at training BISP women beneficiaries to prepare ‘Bio Briquette (Blackgold)’ in the wake of severe climatic effects causing damages upon infrastructure and human lives.
Bio Briquette (Blackgold)’ is an efficient, cheap and environment friendly fuel which is prepared by burying and burning dry leaves and organic wastes in the earth.
The resultant ash called ‘Charcoal’, combined with soil is put in a casting box and a solid block is prepared which burns much longer than wood, with much less smoke. This low cost fuel is used in many countries of the world.
Speaking on the occasion, she said his alternative fuel will not only save mountains from deforestation but will also benefit poor people. She said that BISP will initiate this campaign in every village of the country in collaboration with an NGO.