Govt moves to revive plan to make biodiesel

The government has formed a committee to study the possibility of making biodiesel from jatropha seeds. Jatropha oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the plant known locally as sajiban or kadam, is superior to other oils. The plant has a short gestation period, is easy to handle and yields a large quantity of oil which can be converted into high quality biodiesel to power diesel engines.»