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Utilisation and conservation of bamboo: a natural resource of Jharkhand

Suniti Choudharya, Smriti Mishrab, Harshit Lakrac & Ritu Agrawald
aDept. of Botany, Yogoda Satsangh Mahavidhyalaya, Ranchi
bBirla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
cIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
dBirla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

Received 30th June, 2013; Revised 25th July, 2013

Abstract : Bamboo has been documented with over 1500 different uses world over. It is identified as an important and a sustainable resource by communities across the world. The paper therefore aims to identify the potential of bamboo as a natural resource; to provide a preliminary overview of the status of bamboo as a resource in India and in Jharkhand; to identify its sought contribution towards socio-economic development of the country and the region. The paper also looks at efforts necessary to maintain a regular supply of this natural resource, which can be derived from a set of clear objectives; mechanisms for action; and commitment from all stakeholders.

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