The ordure was used as a fuel

Woman collecting ordure of cow
Shot in the city of Malda, India ©Tetsu Ozawa
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There was a stretch of turf on the riverbank. Walking on the turf, I found a woman crouching alone. As hard as it was to believe, she was just collecting ordure of a cow with her bare hands.

The cow was a blessed animal in Hinduism. So its ordure might be not scummy for Hindus. In practice, the locals used it as fuel after they dried. Anyway, it was eco-friendly on the issue of non-use of fossil fuel.

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Feb 2014 INDIA PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

No

8356

Shooting Date

Jun 2011

Posted On

February 23, 2014

Modified On

January 16, 2020

Place

Malda, India

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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