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North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC)

Topics Covered: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).

North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC):


Context:

The Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir will set up three Bamboo Clusters through technical knowhow and collaboration from North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC).

  • Each of the three clusters will be devoted to the production of Agarbatti, baskets and charcoal respectively.

About NECBDC:

Formerly known as ‘Cane and Bamboo Development Council’ (CBDC), NECBDC was incorporated with the objective of organizing the hitherto untapped bamboo sector of North East India.

‘Cane and Bamboo’ in J&K:

  • Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has huge Bamboo reserves that can boost its economy in future.
  • Bamboo cultivation can revolutionise the industry in Jammu and Kashmir in a cost-effective manner and can open new gates for the young start-ups.
  • The UT Govt. is in the process of identifying 100 venues and will identify the programs to be held there in the first phase.

National Bamboo Mission (NBM):

The mission was launched in April 2018.

It aims to-increase area under bamboo cultivation and also adopting region based strategies to promote bamboo products.

  • The NBM envisages promoting holistic growth of bamboo sector by adopting area-based, regionally differentiated strategy and to increase the area under bamboo cultivation and marketing.
  • The NBM will be a sub-scheme of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) under the umbrella scheme Krishonnati Yojana.

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. Bamboo Cultivation in India.
  2. Key Bamboo growing states.
  3. Climatic conditions.
  4. About NBM.
  5. About NECBDC.

Sources: PIB.

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