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)



Physical Achievement:

1) Area Expansion:

 2.21 lakh No. of bamboo plants were distributed during 2019-20 on free of cost basis under TKHH 5th phase covering 430 beneficiaries.  The details of plantations are:

a.    Block Plantation: 22820 plants Covering 96 Ac for 28 beneficiaries for Rs.9.62 lakhs during 1st year @ Rs. 25,000 per ha.

b.    Govt. Boundary Plantation: 25,305 plants covering 50 km for 16 Govt. institutes for Rs. 30.37 lakhs @ Rs. 120 per plant for 1st year.

c.    Private Boundary Plantation: 1.74 lakh plants covering 349 km for 386 farmers for Rs. 104.04 lakhs @ Rs. 60 per plant for 1st year.


2)    Demonstration Plots under R&D:

As per the recommendations of Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi, Kerala, Nodal Agency has Established 8 demo plots in an extent of 20 Ac at Mudgal Farm, Nirmal District with four species viz.: Bambusa tulda (12000 plants), B. balcooa (1600 plants), Dendrocalamus brandisii (300 plants), and D. latiflorus (300 plants) and incurred an expenditure of Rs.80.00 lakhs.





Contact Us

Bamboo Mission

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

Tel:                Sri.M.V. Madhusudhan. DDH– 7997724915,   Email:           nbm-horti[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in