Promotion of bamboo products in Odisha

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION AND FARMERS WELFARE

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3064
TO BE ANSWERED ON 20/03/2020

PROMOTION OF BAMBOO PRODUCTS IN ODISHA

3064. DR. AMAR PATNAIK:

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether any scheme is in place to popularise bamboo-based products in Odisha;

(b) the elements of the bamboo sector value chain that have been created in Odisha under such a scheme; and

(c) the budgetary allocations towards the same?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

(a): Yes Sir. The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) is being implemented from the year 2018-19 in 23 States, including Odisha. NBM focuses on the development of complete value chain of bamboo sector and link growers with markets. The scheme includes assistance for plantations in non-forest Government land and private farmers’ field, raising nurseries, treatment & preservation, primary processing, product development, research & development, capacity building activities, organizing seminars, workshops, trainings etc.

(b): Following element of value chain has been created under the scheme: ( As per report from the State ).
i) Bamboo Treatment Plant : 1 No
ii) Processing Unit : 1 No
iii) Management of Bamboo Waste in Primary Processing Unit : 1 No
iv) Furniture Mart Unit : 1 No
v) Rural Haat : 1 No
vi) Bamboo Bazaar : 1 No

(c): During the year 2018-19 & 2019-20 an amount of Rs.377.00 lakh and Rs.100.00 lakh, respectively (Central Share) has been released to Odisha State for implementation of the scheme.

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