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.
MPIB (Mizoram Public Investment Board) is working towards bamboo plantation and industry for employment generation through locally available resources.