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Bamboo Trails- Dendrocalamus Stocksii

Bamboo Trails- Dendrocalamus Stocksii

I learnt about this near solid, iron-bamboo (Dendrocalamus Stocksii) from an article published by Institute of Wood Science and Technology. The interesting feature was its loose-clumping growth habit, along with a near absence of inter-nodal cavity, thereby making it a suitable candidate for consideration of use to replace wood in certain applications in the handicraft industry. Also alluded to, as an iron-bamboo due to its iron like strength, this species is practically non-existent in N. India. Scientists at FRI and…

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2 Tier Agriculture of Bamboo with Cymbopogons

2 Tier Agriculture of Bamboo with Cymbopogons

It was a pleasure to host DR. RAJESH KAUSHAL, Principal Scientist and DR JAGMOHAN SINGH TOMAR from INDIAN INSTITUTE of SOIL and WATER CONSERVATION – who had come to see our work on 2 tier agriculture systems, with BAMBOO as an Overstory and CYMBOPOGONS as an understory. Good planting material of known provenance is very essential for success of BAMBOO AGRO FORESTRY SYSTEMS. Last year, we had made our RHIZOME BANK under the SMALL NURSERY SCHEMES of National Bamboo Mission….

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Aromatic Trails in Bamboo Agro-Forestry

Aromatic Trails in Bamboo Agro-Forestry

Bamboo and Wooden Handicrafts With the change of guard, India has recently put bamboo related enterprise, including bamboo agro-forestry systems on the fast track. Rightly so, because Bamboo Plantations are some of the best CO2 sinks. With an exceptional growth rate, and very high timber strength– Bamboo Agroforestry systems offer a short cut to increasing our much needed Forest Cover. It is needless to stress the importance of forest cover, and its implicit symbiotic relationship with existence of life on…

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National Bamboo Mission Uttarakhand

National Bamboo Mission Uttarakhand

Bamboo and Wooden Handicrafts Uttarakhand, the land of temples and abode of Lord Shiva is now all set to pioneer bamboo agroforestry, due to its unique geographical location, stretches of alluvial soil in the Terai belt and unique abundance of water- both, ground and rain. The recently revised bamboo policy, with its de-classification as a timber (erstwhile) to its correct botanical classification of a”Grass”, offers a window of opportunity for bamboo based enterprise. Government is thus focusing on developing bamboo…

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