Bamboo is a versatile group of plants which is capable of providing ecological, economic and livelihood security to the people. India has the highest area (13.96 million ha) under bamboo and is  the second richest country, after China, in terms of bamboo diversity with 136 species (125 indigenous and 11 exotic).

Bamboo is a woody perennial  grass species (family Poaceae)

Bamboo a miracle crop omitted as “Tree” under Indian Forest Act (1927)



  • 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 under developed 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 so as 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.

Expected outcomes

  • Coverage of 1,05,000 ha area under bamboo over a period of two years by ensuring adequate stocks of selected genetically superior quality planting material.

  • Promotion and diversification of bamboo products through establishment of micro, small, medium & large processing units and development of value chain in bamboo.
    Setting up and strengthening of bamboo mandi / bazaars/rural haats, including promoting online trade.

  • Enhanced cooperation within the country related to research, technology, product development, machinery, trade information and knowledge sharing platform.

Uses of Bamboo

  • Building/ Construction material (Bamboo mat trays, flooring tiles, magazine holders, Bamboo strand lumber, doors, windows, frames, trusses, columns, pole support, furniture, flooring tiles, mat moulded skin for doors)

  • Raw material for pulp and paper industry

  • Furniture (Tables, chairs, Cots, Labtop boards, cabins etc)

  • Textiles (Shirts, Towels, Tissue papers etc.)

  • Energy Production (Ethanol, Charcoal)







Contact Us

Bamboo Mission

Address:      Telangana Horticulture Training Institute (THTI )
                       Redhills (Beside Criminal Court) Nampally, Hyderabad-500004

Tel:                Sri.B.Babu, DDH – 7997724913,   Email:           nbm-horti[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in