National Bamboo Mission

Details about National Bamboo Mission

Resultant to this historic amendment, bamboo grown in the non-forest area is out of the scope of regulations on the forest produces. During the year 2022-23, the NBM has been merged with Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme.

The restructured National Bamboo Mission primarily focuses on the development of complete value chain of bamboo sector to link growers with consumers starting from planting material, plantation, creation of facilities, skilled manpower and brand processing marketing, micro, small & medium enterprises, skilled manpower and brand building initiative in a cluster approach mode. Presently the scheme is being implemented in 24 States/UTs. The NBM has provisions to raise bamboo plantations as well as to establish units for bio-energy extraction, activated carbon product, charcoal making, pellet making, Ethanol gasifier, etc for government agencies and private entrepreneurs.

NBM also envisaged to revitalise the bamboo industry through various innovations and policy support that would contribute by reducing the carbon emission and contribute to domestic manufacturing.

The key objectives of the Mission are as follows:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To promote product development keeping in view market demand, by assisting R&D, entrepreneurship & business models at micro, small and medium levels and feed bigger industry.
  • To rejuvenate the underdeveloped bamboo industry in India.
  • To promote skill development, capacity building, awareness generation for development of bamboo sector from production to market demand.
  • To realign efforts to reduce dependency on import of bamboo and bamboo products by way of improved productivity and suitability of domestic raw material for industry, so as to enhance income of the primary producers.

What are the benefits of National Bamboo Mission?

The scheme targets to provide following benefits:

  1. It would assist farmers, government agencies, artisans, entrepreneurs, private agencies, Federated SHGs, FPOs, and other persons involved in bamboo industry
  2. It will help in establishing bamboo nursery, bamboo cultivation, post-harvest processing, product manufacturing, capacity building, entrepreneurship, etc for the industry.
  3. It will help in creating self-dependency for fulfilling the demand of bamboo and bamboo products.

What is the eligibility criteria for National Bamboo Mission?

The scheme is applicable to all farmers in India.

How to apply for National Bamboo Mission?

Please refer to respective State’s Bamboo Mission Portal/website for online link.

Example – Google Search “State Bamboo Mission Assam” and you will get the respective result.

Similarly for other states, you can find the official state website to apply.

Steps to follow:

  1. Application to State Bamboo Mission through their respective portals.
  2. Scrutiny and approval of the SBM.
  3. Credit linked financing through scheduled/commercial banks.
  4. Progress reporting/completion of projects.
  5. Evaluation by SBM and disbursal of subsidy to the bank account of the beneficiary.

What are the documents required to apply for National Bamboo Mission?

List of documents required for the scheme are as follows:

  1. Aadhaar number
  2. Land documents
  3. Caste Certificate (SC/ST only)
  4. Phone Details
  5. Bank Details
  6. Photographs
  7. DPR

The specific documents for availing the benefits of the program may vary depending on the type of intervention and the state. It is recommended to consult with the relevant authorities for detailed information on documents to be submitted.

List of respective nodal departments and mission director can be checked here. Click Here

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