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Energy Plantations as a Micro-enterprise  

Indigenous production of Pongamia oil could save foreign exchange worth of several million dollars and also generate employment opportunities in rural areas. Such plantations could generate employment opportunities for land less men and women, tribal
communities, and small farmers. Especially women self-help groups in rural areas can generate additional income from selling Pongamia seed oil and press cake after extraction with the help of oil expellers.Powerguda is a tribal village with several social, economic and natural resource problems. The agricultural lands are less productive. Therefore, the people migrated to nearby towns in
search of work.


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