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National Bamboo Mission

National Bamboo Mission
Restructured National Bamboo Mission approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 25-04-2018. The Mission envisages promoting holistic growth of bamboo sector by adopting area-based, regionally differentiated strategy and to increase the area under bamboo cultivation and marketing. Under the Mission, steps have been taken to increase the availability of quality planting material by supporting the setting up of new nurseries and strengthening of existing ones. To address forward integration, the Mission is taking steps to strengthen marketing of bamboo products, especially those of handicraft items.
To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non forest Government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as availability of quality raw material requirements of industries. The bamboo plantations will be promoted predominantly in farmers, fields, homesteads; community lands, arable wastelands, and along irrigation canals, water bodies etc. 1. To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non forest Government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as availability of quality raw material requirement of industries. The bamboo plantations will be promoted predominantly in farmers’ fields, homesteads, community lands, arable wastelands, and along irrigation canals, water bodies etc. 2.To improve post-harvest management through establishment of innovative primary processing units near the source of production, primary treatment and seasoning plants, preservation technologies and market infrastructure. 3.To promote product development keeping in view market demand, by assisting R&D, entrepreneurship & business models at micro, small and medium levels and feed bigger industry. 4. To rejuvenate the under developed bamboo industry in India. 5. To promote skill development, capacity building, awareness generation for development of bamboo sector from production to market demand. 6.To realign efforts so as to reduce dependency on import of bamboo and bamboo products by way of improved productivity and suitability of domestic raw material for industry, so as to enhance income of the primary producers.
The Mission will focus on development of bamboo in limited States where it has social, commercial and economical advantage, particularly in the North Eastern region and States including Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala. To achieve the above objectives, the Mission would adopt the following strategies:"" i) The Mission will focus on development of bamboo in limited States where it has social, commercial and economical advantage, particularly in the North Eastern region and other States including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Other States with a potential and which evince interest may be considered for inclusion."" ii) Production of genetically superior planting material of bamboo species with commercial and industrial demand. "" iii) Adoption of end to end solution in bamboo sector i.e. complete value chain approach starting from bamboo growers to consumers would be emphasized. Focus will not only be given on production and productivity enhancement and good agronomic practices, but also on preservation, processing, product development, and marketing in an integrated manner adopting cluster approach involving inter alia Farmers Producers Organizations and Cooperatives. "" iv) Since end to end solution for development of bamboo sector is envisaged, each stage of the value chain will require relevant expertise and networking for its effective implementation. Accordingly Mission shall provide a platform for pooling of resources and expertise of various Ministries/ Departments/ Agencies with implementation responsibilities given based on their competency and allocation of business rules, ensuring appropriate synergy and seamless development process."" v) Besides product development, emphasis will also be given for higher economic realization to growers/producers through initiatives on export promotion and benefit of domestic market through market infrastructure, e-trading etc. "" vi) Capacity building of the officials, field functionaries, entrepreneurs and farmers through skill development and trainings will be emphasised. "" vii) Focus will be given on Research & Development (R&D) to increase the production and productivity of bamboo by identifying its superior clones, improvement of processing technology, development of new products and improvement of tools & machinery, etc."" viii) Executive Committee (EC) headed by Secretary (DAC&FW) will oversee the implementation & monitoring of the Mission at national level. It will approve the Annual Action Plan (AAP) of the States and coordinate partnership, convergence & synergy among various Ministries/Departments. The EC will be assisted by two subcommittees."" ix) State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) headed by Chief Secretary would be set up to oversee effective implementation of the programme in the States.""
Reports/Publications regarding the Scheme
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