- 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.
- 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.
ABOUT OUR PLANTATION
- We inaugurated our Bamboo Plantation (365 hectares) at Kawnpui and Zanlawn area on March 2016, Kolasib District. Mr. Rosiama Vanchhawng Addt. P.C.C.F. and General Manager of Bamboo Development Agency had attended.
- Bamboo Plantation expert engaged to develop DPR on bamboo plantation.
- GIS studies done by MIRSAC
- Land pass converted to Land Lease.
- Mizoram soil, temperature, air moisture, land slope and environment is very suitable for growing Bamboo.
Our Bamboo Size
Sustainably managed Bamboo plantations
- Phase 1 – 3000MT
- Phase 2 – 7000MT
- Phase 3 – 1,00,000MT
- Organising plantation geometry (for optimum plantation density, yield and ease of extraction)
- Restocking for increased plantation density for superior yield
- Resource diversification for superior yield, recovery during processing and covering risk of bamboo flowering
Reducing cost of extraction
- Bamboo extraction pathways using JCBs
- Power tools for extraction and pit digging
- Ropeways for movement of bamboo
- Establishment of nurseries
- Sustainable harvest and management plan
- FSC certification to ensure implementation of best practices
BAMBOO RAW-MATERIAL PLAN
Certification: Forest Stewardship Council
- In order to supply product to retail chain in the international market, we have to use the raw material (bamboo) from the certified plantation which is FSC.
- The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.
- To achieve the mission and vision, FSC has developed a set of 10 principles and 57 Criteria that apply to FSC-certified forests around the world.
THE SLOPING AGRICULTURAL LAND TECHNOLOGY (SALT) FARMING SYSTEM
We have started huge Bamboo plantation which requires huge manpower involvement to harvest the bamboo. To meet the workers daily requirement in self sufficient process through milking mother nature we have started cultivating fruits and vegetables by using SALT technology.
The SALT System: SALT is a package technology of soil conservation and food production, integrating differing soil conservation measures in just one setting.
Basically : SALT is a method of growing field and permanent crops in 3 -meter to 5 –meter wide bands between contoured rows of nitrogen fixing trees. The nitrogen fixing trees are thickly planted in double rows to make hedgerows. When a hedge is 1.5 to 2 meters tall, it is cut down to about 75 centimetres and the cuttings (tops) are placed in the alleyways to serve as organic fertilizer.
Advantages of SALT
- The advantages of SALT are that it is a simple, applicable, low -cost, and timely method of farming uplands. It is a technology developed for Asian farmers with few tools, little capital, and little formal education in agriculture. Contour lines are run by using an A-frame transit that any farmer can learn to make and use. A farmer can grow varieties of crops he is familiar with and old farming patterns can be utilized in the SALT system.
- If farmers leave the SALT farm, like some tribal groups do, the nitrogen fixing trees and shrubs (NFTS) will continue to grow and overshadow the crop area. By the time the land is reverted to cultivation, the soil has been enriched already by the large amount of NFTS leaves and there is no erosion to contend with. In addition, the trees may be harvested for firewood or charcoal.