Besides Jatropha plantation on about 84,000 hectares of fallow land/bunds during year 2005 & 2006, about 18 crore Jatropha saplings have been raised through the available facilities with Forest Department, Agriculture Department, Forest Corporation, Minor Forest Produce Federation, Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA), Agriculture University during the year 2007 for Jatropha plantation on additional 70,000 hectares. Thus by the year 2007, almost 1.54 lac hectares of fallow/field bunds land is slated to be brought under Jatropha plantation.

About CBDA

A statutory body Chhattisgarh Biofuel Development Authority (CBDA) set up in 2005 with an objective of ensuring sustainable source of supply of feedstock for biofuel production. CBDA started promotion on non-edible energy crops plantation, particularly Jatropha, in underutilized lands, throughout the State. During the years 2005 to 2009, around 2774 lakhs of Jatropha curcas were planted by Agriculture, Forest, Horticulture and other departments in CG.

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(Dept. of Energy, Govt. Of Chhattisgarh)
VIP Road, Biodiesel Plant Complex,
Post-Deopuri, Raipur- 492015 (C.G)
Contact: +91 9516000801-13

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