Address: National Agroforestry & Bamboo Mission (NABM), Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi, India
With a view to harness the potential of bamboo crop, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC), Ministry of Agriculture is implementing a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme called Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) in which National Bamboo Mission (NBM) is being implemented as a sub scheme. The Mission envisages promoting holistic growth of bamboo sector by adopting area-based, regionally differentiated strategy and to increase the area under bamboo cultivation and marketing. Under the Mission, steps have been taken to increase the availability of quality planting material by supporting the setting up of new nurseries and strengthening of existing ones. To address forward integration, the Mission is taking steps to strengthen marketing of bamboo products, especially those of handicraft items.
To promote the growth of the bamboo sector through as an area based regionally differentiated strategy;
To increase the coverage of area under bamboo in potential areas, with improved varieties to enhance yields;
To promote marketing of bamboo and bamboo based handicrafts;
To establish convergence and synergy among stake-holders for the development of bamboo;
To promote, develop and disseminate technologies through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge.
To generate employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youths.