National Bamboo Mission

The Agency has implemented National Bamboo Mission (NBM) scheme under Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. Some activities taken up by the Agency excluding activities taken up through District BDA are as below:

1. Demonstration of Technology: The Agency has planted different species of bamboo by using different fertilizers and chemicals at Bamboo Technology Park, Sairang for demonstration of technology.

2. Bamboo Retail Outlet: It has been set up at Chaltlang, Aizawl which has been outsourced to private entrepreneurs. Bamboo handicraft items are marketed through the outlet. One outlet was also open a Airport, Lengpui.

3. Bamboo Wholesale & Retail Markets: One unit has been set up at Chhingchhip village under Serchhip District and one unit has been set up at Chuhvel village under Mamit District. Another 4 units is coming up at Lunglei, Aizawl and Kolasib District.

4. Bamboo Bazaar: One unit has been set up at Bamboo Technology Park, Sairang under Aizawl District and another unit has been setup at Bungthuam under Mamit District.

5. Post harvest storage & treatment facilities: One unit has been set up at Bamboo Technology Park, Sairang under Aizawl District and another unit is coming up at Industrial Estate, Zuangtui also under Aizawl District.

6. Innovative Intervention - Agarbatti Stick for Jail inmates: This project has been initiated at Central Jail under Aizawl District wherein jail inmates are getting income from this project. The same project has also been started at District Jail, Lunglei. This project will also be extended to other 7 District Jails of the State in a phase manner.

7. During 2nd to 7th December 2013 the Bamboo Development Agency has organized farmers/artisans "Exposure Tour to Nagaland"

8. During 12th to 16th November 2013, the Agency has organized farmer/artisans "Exposure Tour to Tripura". During the tour, officials of BDA and farmers/ artisans from Mizoram visited Tripura Bamboo Mission and Bamboo & Cane Development Institute, Tripura to learnt their activities and technology used for bamboo sector development.