Jatropha curcas
Jatropha curcas, I_PAO1887
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Jatropha is under promotion as biodiesel source in Indian state Chhattisgarh but experts are considering the promotion of exotic Jatropha in large scale as curse for biodiversity. The state authorities have already planted it in hundreds of hectares. In this picture a child is standing in front of Jatropha plants. If we consider the warnings of experts then in coming 10 to 15 years when this boy will become graduate, Jatropha will be everywhere as weed and authorities will be struggling to manage it. At present Jatropha is becoming curse for children. In few months hundreds of children were hospitalized across the globe due to Jatropha seed poisoning.


title Jatropha curcas
country India
state Chhattisgarh
date yyyymmdd 2008-08-16 18:16:20

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