Nicknamed the ‘heart of India’ due to its geographical location in India, Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in the country by area. In the month of November, 2014, Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission (MPSBM) took a positive step to promote bamboo by organising the ‘National Bamboo Expo Mart 2014’. Dilli Haat in Janakpuri, New Delhi was the venue of the event, and it took place from 28th to 30th November 2014.
MPSBM functions as the apex coordinating organization for implementation of the activities of the National Bamboo Mission in Madhya Pradesh and or any other project given to the society for its implementation. MPSBM’s objective is to develop a new line of bamboo products by bamboo artisans for national and international markets and also to facilitate growth and development of bamboo based artisans by developing their skills, increasing the supply of quality bamboo and availability of advanced tools and equipment. The theme of the National Bamboo Expo Mart event was ‘Towards the Green Consumerism – The Bamboo Way’. The three day event was aimed at providing educational, networking and marketing opportunities for the bamboo community and general public in a cheerful and festive atmosphere.