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Table 7 Reasons for the use of biomass fuels by rural households ( N= 240)

From: Rural households’ preferences and attitudes towards biomass fuels - results from a comprehensive field survey in Bangladesh

Reasons for the use of biomass fuels Kalaroa (%) Nachole (%) Nakla (%) Chakaria (%) Average (%)
Economic inability 85 95 90 88 90
Cheaper than other fuels 88 92 77 83 85
Availability of biomass fuels 90 58 95 65 77
Free of cost of biomass fuels 78 87 77 40 70
Irregularity in the supply of LPG and other commercial fuels 53 50 57 52 53
Handling convenience 43 53 47 40 46