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Bamboo Plantation in Odisha – At A Glance

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Bhubaneswar: Bamboo, found extensively in Odisha is the versatile building and structural material of the future. The Govt. of Odisha is keen to address all aspects of Bamboo development. Govt have constituted Odisha Bamboo Development Agency (OBDA) at the state level and District Bamboo Development Agency (DBDA) at the District level. With the help of national Bamboo Mission, OBDA has taken up programmes like bamboo plantation, and capacity building of Artisans.

BambooA centre for Bamboo Training and Product Development has been proposed. The Centre will provide training to the bamboo artisans for upgrading their skill, product development and entrepreneurship development. During 2012-13, bamboo plantation has been taken up over 3083 ha. In last five years, 11804 ha. has been covered under Bamboo plantation in the State. The tabular information shows year wise bamboo plantation in the State.

Year

Plantation in forest land

Non forest and private land

Total

2008-09

2120

295

2415

2009-10

44

1118

1162

2010-11

1040

348

1388

2011-12

698

397

1095

2012-13

1930

250

2180

Total

5832

2408

8240

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