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Fresh bamboo initiative in Northeast

The Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) will take up new schemes under the national bamboo mission to increase productivity in the North Eastern region.

india Updated: May 04, 2008 20:17 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

The Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) will take up new schemes under the national bamboo mission to increase productivity in the North Eastern region.

CBTC director Kamesh Salam, who attended the recent international conference on improvement of bamboo productivity in New Delhi said here today that investors had evinced desire to participate and develop bamboo cultivation.

"The conference was able to provide a platform for scientic interaction and generate awareness about various technologies in the bamboo sector", he said.

The CBTC was working in hand with agencies in Manipur for better utilisation of bamboo while in Meghalaya and Mizoram a proper bamboo policy was being implemented under the national bamboo mission, he said.

Nagaland has planned to set up 34 bamboo clusters comprising 280 villages with a village bamboo development committee in each cluster, Salam said.

While Sikkim is concentrating on six commercial bamboo species identified under Bamboo Mission, Tripura was going ahead with a six year project for development of the bamboo sector.