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India release details of National Bamboo Mission

08 Jan 2019

The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) was approved in April, 2018 for implementation till the end of 14th Finance Commission i.e. 2019-20

NEW DELHI, 8 January 2019: The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) was approved in April, 2018 for implementation till the end of 14th Finance Commission i.e. 2019-20.

The scheme aims to  inter-alia supplement farm income of farmers with focus on the development of complete value chain of bamboo sector linking growers with industry.

The scheme is being implemented in non-forest Government land, farmers field in States where it has social, commercial and economical advantage, including the bamboo rich States of North Eastern region and Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

17 States have so far been covered under the Mission and an amount of Rs.111.05 crore has been released (till 31.12.2018) based on the annual action plans.   

88 Bamboo Treatment Units, 464 Product Development / Processing Units, 135 Infrastructure Projects for Promotion and Development of Bamboo Markets, and an area of 15740 ha for plantation has been approved. The progress is periodically updated on the website www.nbm.nic.in.

 Financial assistance to North Eastern States is provided in the ratio of 90:10 between Central & State Government. Funds released during the year 2018-19 are as follows:

State

Released Amount  (Lakh Rs.)

Assam

500.00

Arunachal Pradesh

1127.43

Manipur

450.00

Mizoram

950.00

Nagaland

623.83

Sikkim

344.45

Tripura

1230.00

Total

5225.71

 Annual Action Plan of Meghalaya has not been received as yet.

A number of consultations have been held with State Governments and Industry to invigorate the bamboo sector in the region.

Image credit: NELive.in

 


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