Rs 48 crore project for bamboo development in Tripura

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Agartala, Oct 23 (UNI) Tripura government has taken up a Rs 48-crore project under state bamboo policy to develop the bamboo resources.

Official sources here today said the authority had set a target to increase the sectoral turn over from the existing Rs 27.90 crore to Rs 75.85 crore over the next three years.

As part of the programme, about 20 clusters would be set up in bamboo growing areas of the state while 11 of them were mapped covering more than 2000 artisans, the officials stated.

Meanwhile, Tripura industries and commerce department has announced to create about 20 hectres of resource base of Kanakkaich variety of bamboo at Katlamara area of West Tripura.

Bamboo is the major non-timber forest produces of the state and accounts upto 33 per cent area with 12 species of bamboo.

UNI

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