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Operational Guidelines Of National Bamboo Mission

Objectives of National Bamboo Mission

To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non forest Government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as availability of quality raw material requirement of industries. The bamboo plantations will be promoted predominantly in farmers’ fields, homesteads, community lands, arable wastelands, and along irrigation canals, water bodies etc.- subsidy for bamboo plantation National Bamboo Mission

To improve post-harvest management through establishment of innovative primary processing units near the source of production, primary treatment and seasoning plants, preservation technologies and market infrastructure

Funding Pattern

The funding pattern will be 60:40 between Centre and State Govt. for all States excepting NE & Hilly states, where it would be 90:10 and 100% in case of Union Territories/ R&D Institutes/ Bamboo Technology Support Groups (BTSGs) and National Level Agencies. For Cooperatives sector the Central Funding component would be routed through NCDC as the Nodal Agency

Components under the scheme

Research and Development

The programmes under research and development will concentrate on technology generation as appropriate to each region/ State/UT, keeping in view their specific agro-climatic and socio-economic conditions. Bamboo-based agroforestry systems include homesteads, block plantations, wide-row intercropping, wind breaks and miscellaneous systems.

2. Plantation development

The main objective of this component is to increase production and productivity of commercially important bamboo species for boosting domestic supply to industry and reduce dependence on imports. Commercially important bamboo species for plantation under the mission, as identified after discussion with stakeholders are Bambusa tulda, B.bambos, B. balcooa, B.cacharensis, B.polymorpha, B.nutans, Dendrocalamus asper, D.hamiltonii, Thyrostachys oliverii, and Melocanna baccifera Besides, States may enocourage plantation of indigenous species as per choice of farmers and industrial importance

3. Establishment of Nurseries

A sizable quantity of quality planting material will be required to meet the targets set. Nurseries (Small, Big & Hi-tech) shall be established in public & private sector. Tissue culture raised planting materials of superior germplasm should be resorted to wherever required to ensure quality and productivity

These measures may be through Forest Departments, User Industries, Research Institutions, Universities, Farmer Groups, Self Help Groups, KVKs / NGOs and individual farmers. Commercial production in private sector and cooperatives should be encouraged for regular and sustained supply of planting material


Hi Tech Nurseries: For supply of quality planting material in large quantities, which is free from diseases and viruses, Tissue Culture Units shall be set up. Efforts will be made to set up these units in the ICFRE / ICAR institutes & other organisations in private/ public or cooperative sector. Tissue culture Units would be set up under the close supervision and technical support from ICFRE / ICAR. Each nursery shall produce a minimum of 50,000 nos of sapling/ seedlings per ha per yea

Big Nursery

Each nursery shall produce a minimum of 25,000 nos of sapling/ seedlings per ha per year of mandated species duly certified for its quality. Nursery should have own composting unit, proper source of certified seeds/propagule/ irrigation system and green house /shade/mist chamber

Small Nursery

 Each nursery shall produce a minimum of 16,000 nos of sapling/ seedlings per year of mandated species duly certified for its quality.

5. Raising New Plantations

For achieving economies of scale it is imperative that preference be given to Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs), Cooperatives, Village Producers’ Organizations (VPOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), Cooperatives and the like. All plantations are to be geo-referenced.

  • High density plantations
  • Block plantation/boundary plantations on farmers’ fields:

6. Micro-Irrigation

7. Post-harvest storage and treatment facilities

Bamboo is affected by several insects and fungi during growth,

storage and after product manufacture. Preventive and remedial measures employing physical, chemical and biological techniques are available

8. Promotion and Development of Infrastructure for Bamboo Market

9. Bamboo Market Research

10. Incubation Centres

11. Production, Development &Processing

12. Export of bamboo based products

Cost norms and funding pattern

Tentative ActivitiesIndicative unit cost (upper limit) (Rs in lakh)Pattern of assistance
A . Propagation & Cultivation
Bamboo Nursery both in public and by private sectors including strengthen (project based)i) Hi-tech (2 ha) ii) Big (1 ha) iii) Small (0.5 ha)50 16 10100% of cost to Govt. sector and 50% of cost to private sector as credit linked back ended subsidy
High density Bamboo plantation on Govt./ Panchayat/ Community land including waste landsRs 1.00 lakh per ha over a period of 3 years100% of cost to Govt. sector. For private sector 50% of the cost upto 2 ha
Block plantation/ boundary plantation on farmers fieldRs.1.00 lakh per ha (equivalent to Rs 240 per plant)100% of cost to Govt. and 50% of the cost to Private Sector over 3 years (50:30:20) Additional 10% assistance for NE States Maintenance funds will be linked to performance
B. Promotion of bamboo treatment and preservation
Establishment of bamboo treatment and seasoning plantsIn Govt. & private Sector20 (Project based)100% of cost to Govt. For Private Sector 50% of project cost subject to maximum upto indicative cost as credit linked back ended subsidy
Establishment of carbonisation plantsIn private Sector30 (PB)
Establishment of livelihood business incubatorsGovt./Private sector100 (PB)100% of cost to Govt. For Private Sector 50% of project cost subject to maximum upto indicative cost as credit linked back ended subsidy
C. Product Development and Processing
Establishment of processing units for value addition of Bamboo (in Nos.)Setting up of unit for cross cutting, slicing, splitting, knots removing, shaping etc30 (PB)100% of cost to Govt. For Private Sector 50% of project cost subject to maximum upto indicative cost as credit linked back ended subsidy
Management of Bamboo waste in primary processing unitsFor making of value added products like pellets & activated carbon25(PB)
Establishment of Micro/Medium processing units (in Nos.)Handicrafts/Cottage industryFurniture makingJewellery makingBamboo shoots processingIncense stick makingFabric/Fibre extractionCommon facility centre (CFC)Bamboo board /mat/corrugated sheets /floor tiles makingBio Energy extractionActivated Carbon productEthanol Gassifie15 (PB)25 (PB)15 (PB)20 (PB)25 (PB)50 (PB)25 (PB)200 (PB)200 (PB)200 (PB)500 (PB)
D. Promotion and Development of Infrastructure for Bamboo Market
Establishment of bamboo depots and godownsIn Govt. sector/ Private sector50 (PB)100% of cost in Govt. sector. 25% assistance as credit linked back ended subsidy in for private sectors
Promotion of bamboo mandi (bamboo market place) and e-tradingIn Govt. sector/ private sector100 (PB)100% of cost in Govt. sector. 25% assistance in private sectors subject to maximum upto indicative cost
Rural HaatRetail direct marketing20 (PB)
Bamboo bazaarRetail outlets for value added products at prominent places in the State15(PB)
E. Development of tools, equipment & machinery
Technological enhancement of indigenous tools, equipment & machineryProject based100% grant to Govt. institutions for development of design etc., 50% grant to those machine making units who are developing these machines
Import of technological superior tools, equipment & machinery in Common Facility Centre
F . Skill Development and awareness campaign (upto 5% of allocation)
i) Training of Farmers/ Artisans/ field functionaries/ International training / visit for exposure of NBM staff/ field functionaries including farmers and entrepreneurs in bamboo sector to upcoming technologies/ Entrepreneurs TrainingProject based100% of cost Rs. 1000 per head per day or as per the approved rates of the Govt. Institute
ii) Organizing workshop/ Seminars/training at International/ National/ State/ DistrictProject Based100% for Government
iii) Participation in domestic trade fairs/ international trade fairs/exhibition etc. including travel + boarding/ lodging of participating artisansProject Based
G . Research & Development (upto 10% of allocation)
Identification of genetically superior species / varieties   Establishment of tissue culture lab including strengthen for propagation of identified species / varieties + field trials   Demonstration plots to exhibit best practice to farmers   Incubation Centre   Bamboo market researchProject basedFor private sector upto 10 lakhs For Government organisation 100%
H. Project Management (upto 5% of allocation)
Project management contingency Monitoring & EvaluationProposal basedUpto 5%100%

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