India has about 1200 odd bamboo species- out of which the commercially important ones have been prioritized by the Government, under the National Bamboo Mission.

As a farmer and a bamboo-entrepreneur based in Uttarakhand, totally solid species, also called the Iron bamboo are of special interest.

Currently nursery works are underway - to cater to our planting targets of next year.

Bamboo Multiplication is primarily done by rhizomes, Old bamboo plant is dug out, the culms separated with a bit of root-stock in each, which are then planted out.

This year- we have made our own nurseries using the rhizome method of the following species

  • Thick walled Bambusa Balcooa- with about a hole of about 1 cm dia
  • Thick Walled Nutaans- with about 1 cm hole
  • TOTALLY SOLID NUTAANS-- 2 stains
  • TOTALLY SOLID STOCKSII- 3 stains
  • Oliverii
  • Guadua ( experimental)

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