Bamboo flooring is a growing craze worldwide. It is uniquely attractive, strong, resilient, moisture and stain resistant and environmentally friendly. Bamboo is ecologically friendly and has unrivalled capacity to capture carbon. It is a family of grass and not a tree, it matures quickly in as little as three to five years, much faster than hardwood trees which can take upwards of twenty years or more to reach maturity.
A Mumbai- based company Mutha Industries Private Limited have set up a factory in western Tripura to make bamboo floor tiles; these will soon find its way to European countries. Bamboo-made floor tiles have huge demand in European markets. Mutha Industries is possibly the first company in India to endeavour into the field of bamboo flooring. The factory has been set up at the bamboo park in Bodhjunjnagar Industrial Growth Centre, as is the first of its kind in the country. As per reports, production has already started in the plant and the technology used is state of the art. Tripura has more than 15 species of bamboo and is one of the foremost bamboo growing states in India. As per the company’s website, Mutha Industries is working in association with a German, Chinese and Taiwanese based company, known for their technical expertise. The Tripura government started developing India’s first bamboo park five years ago in order to give a boost to bamboo-based industries. This unit has come has a boon for a large number of people by providing them employment opportunities. The company also plans to expand bamboo plantation in the state so as to get the required raw material and also provide employment to the bamboo farmers.