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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):


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.


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.


Prelims Link:

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

Sources: PIB.