The government has implemented the new rule, saying that the Forest Act will not be imposed on cutting bamboo; so many farmers can now cultivate bamboo without any hindrance. If the farmer cultivates bamboo under the National Bamboo Mission, he will be given 120 rupees per plant from the government. Note that this has been done only for private lands; the forest law will be applied to the bamboo planted on the forest department land as before.
Ten Lines on National Bamboo Mission
1) The Modi government removed bamboo from the category of trees and approved the National Bamboo Mission on 25th April 2018.
2) The National Bamboo Mission was launched for rejuvenating the underdeveloped bamboo industry in India.
3) This scheme will, directly and indirectly, benefit farmers, local artisans and others working in the bamboo sector.
4) It will directly or indirectly help in employment generation in both skilled and unskilled sectors.
5) This will increase the bamboo plantation area in private lands as a supplement to agricultural income and will contribute strongly towards climate change.
6) It is expected that this mission will set up 4,000 refining/product development units and bring 100,000-hectare area under plantation.
7) The emphasis of the mission was mainly on the propagation and production of bamboo.
8) This scheme was launched to encourage awareness about skill development, capacity building, and development of the bamboo sector.
9) A provision of Rs 1290 crore (with Rs 950 crore as a central share) has been made to implement the mission.
10) It is expected that about one lakh farmers will be benefited directly from the plantation.
Ten Lines on National Bamboo Mission is given here for the junior students from class 6 onward to know about the National bamboo Mission approved by the Union Government in the year 2018 to increase the production of bamboo in our country. These important lines will help the students to write their assigned projects on the topic given hereunder.
1) The Union Cabinet's Economic Affairs Committee approved the Centrally Sponsored National Bamboo Mission (NBM) on 25 April 2018.
2) The NBM scheme was launched under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) during the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission (2018-19 and 2019-20).
3) The mission will ensure the complete development of the bamboo sector by creating a complete value chain and establishing an effective linkage of producers (farmers) with industry.
4) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has formulated the guidelines of NBM and with the approval of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
5) The government has made a provision of Rs 1290 crore (with Rs 950 crore as a central share) to implement the mission.
6) Bamboo plantation will increase agricultural productivity and income and as a result, will increase the livelihood opportunities of small and medium farmers including landless people.
7) The bamboo sector can contribute to employment generation so that the livelihood of the rural weaker sections can continue.
8) Emphasis will be laid on the capacity building of officials, field workers, entrepreneurs and farmers through skill development and training.
9) The mission's focus will be on the development of bamboo in those states, where bamboo has social, commercial and economic benefits.
10) This mission will not only serve as a possible way to increase the income of farmers but will also contribute to strengthening the climate and environmental benefits.
The role of bamboo is important in terms of the nutritional value of food and ecological security related to livelihood. Be aware that bamboo production in India is low. At the same time, the gap between the demand and supply of bamboo is also high. Therefore, it is necessary to increase quality rich bamboo production so that in addition to the related traditional use of bamboo, the increasing demand for bamboo in other areas of society can be fulfilled. The bamboo sector in India needs to grow rapidly. This work is not possible without proper strategies.