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Bamboo advisory group formed

New Delhi, 6 Dec 2022 | ANN

Government has approved for the formation of an Advisory Group for streamlining the development of the Bamboo sector.

The Advisory group comprises of academicians, researchers, innovators, progressive entrepreneurs, designers, farmer leaders, marketing specialists and policy makers, said the official statement from Agriculture Ministry.

The Union Agriculture Secretary will be the Chairperson and Mission Director of National Bamboo Mission will be the Convener of the Committee. The members of the committee shall advise the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare on issues and technologies in propagation, plantation of bamboo & intercropping, primary processing, product development, value addition, market infrastructure and linkages, processing machineries, skill development etc.

The statement also said, the National Bamboo Mission, which was restructured in 2018-19 is striving to bring the benefits of this growing sector to the farmers and human resources of the Nation. NBM mainly focuses on the development of complete value chain of Bamboo sector to link growers with consumers.

Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated the new terminal of the Bengaluru (Kempagowda) Airport in which the versatility of bamboo as an architectural and structural material has been proved and the destiny of this green resource defined as the ‘green steel’, the statement added.