Keep the dung fires burning

Resourceful, them Gorkhas, huh?

Dung rolled into balls and left to dry in the sun. It’s pretty common in the developing world to recycle animal waste into fuel. Or as plaster. Or flooring.

This comes from a front-step of a house in Ghoom, near Darjeeling. During the winter across northern India, poor people use these dung fuel for heating fires. They’re also used year-round for cooking.

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2 Responses to “Keep the dung fires burning”

  1. Royal Says:
    March 7th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Dungball fight!

  2. Angelina Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    i have actually received one of these as a gift. from the international toilet museum (sulabh). it was an odd thing to receive in an odd place.

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