Utilization of Plant Waste for Maintenance of Paper on a Village Scale

In most of the agro based rural industries if the organic wastes of the processes, like sugarcane bagasse in a jaggery unit or sisal bagasse in a sisal based unit are utlised for producing useful products, the units become more commercially viable.

Use of bagasse as domestic fuel is not popular on account of excessive ash being produced off the burning process. In spite of a favourable consideration of these bagasse for use in a biogas plant, not many large scale plants are in operation. The practice on a wide scale in Mexico. But the last option of producing paper from these wastes seems to be the most promising of all these alternatives. However, initial studies identified technical problems which had to be solved before such operation would be taken up as viable ventures in rural areas.