Our Project – Objectives
- To establish a “state of the art” Bamboo Industry in Mizoram
- To secure 10,000 Ha of land with or without naturally grown bamboo to establish FSC certified bamboo plantations and mobilise additional 10,000 Ha of land through communities and Government to secure supplies of raw material to the industry.
- To secure buy back and marketing arrangements with key to global buyers players like IKEA
- Skilling Mizo youth to create sustainable employment, livelihoods and maintaining green environs of the state.
- To adopt globally accepted practices like FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and alike to ensure sustainability of the project.
- To secure technical and strategic partnerships with expert agencies, Companies, Government agencies and communities for the success of the project
Focus - I (Raw-Material)
FOCUS - II (Manufacturing)
Project Rationale - Bamboo resources in Mizoram
- Mizoram is leading state in bamboo resources and with low population density has the highest scope for expansion of area under bamboo
- Bamboo Cover - 3267 square kms (58% of Mizoram recorded forest area including TOF) ref – ISFR 2017.
- Total bamboo available – 6217 million MT.
- Presence of Industrially important 20 species like B tulda, D hamiltoni, D. Longispathus.
- Bamboo grows naturally in Forest areas and is also planted in private areas – popularly called bamboo gardens.
Project Rationale - Policy boost to bamboo
- Focus of Govt. of India and Govt of Mizoram on Bamboo sector
- Sec 2(7) of the Indian Forest Act 1927 amended to omit bamboo from definition of tree.
- 22 states / Uts have exempted bamboo from felling and transit rules.
- MoEFCC directions to state for issue of Pan India Card/Transit permit for interstate movement of Bamboo throughout the country.
- Relaunch of National Bamboo Mission.
- ISO2004 and National Building code 2016 standards prescribed.
- Bamboo material included in SOR of CPWD.
Market for Bamboo Products
- Market for bamboo products has been growing and expected to continue to grow. US$ 34.2 billion (FY 2012).
- Most bamboo and rattan products are exported to the world from within Asia, accounting for 84% of the world exports in 2012 and Europe, Asia and North America collectively made up 93% of world imports.
- Bamboo is a hot brand in itself, taking away market share from wood products.
- Wood prices increasing much more than bamboo prices.
- Bamboo has eco-friendly marketing and sales advantages.
- Bamboo is superior to woods performance wise.