Wheat Straw 
(Triticum aestivum L)
In Nepal, wheat is the third most important agricultural product after rice and corn. It is planted in almost all parts of the country, except in Himalayan Mountains. Once the grains are harvested the wheat straw, called Chhwali, is typically used as fuel for cooking- though in many parts of cooking the country, even in villages, people are switching to gas instead of straw. Due to its hardiness, it is not commonly used for feeding domestic animals; rather it is used as thatching materials. It is also an excellence material for making handicraft.

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