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(The Gist of Kurukshetra) National Bamboo Mission
National Bamboo Mission:
Recognizing the significance of Bamboo tree as a ’Green Gold’, the government
has launched a Restructured National Bamboo Mission, 3 sub scheme of Mission for
integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), a 100 per cent Centrally
Sponsored Scheme of Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC), Ministry of
Agriculture with an outlay of 1290 crore to promote bamboo sector . in an
inclusive manner. There is also a change in. The definition of bamboo too i.e.
bamboo grown outside forest areas is removed from the definition of trees. The
objective of the mission is the holistic growth of the bamboo sector which
contains enhancing acreage (in forest and non-forest areas) and productivity of
bamboo through varietal change and improved agriculture, marketing of bamboo and
bamboo based handicrafts, promotion of Research and Development (R&D) of
varieties and technologies through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and
modern scientific knowledge and creation of employment opportunities for skilled
and unskilled persons.