Tripura Bamboo Mission – leading the growth of bamboo sector

Tripura is one of the major bamboo producing states in India. Bamboo grows all across the state of Tripura covering over nearly 10 to 15 different species. The state has a large skill base of people who are adept in the various aspects of bamboo. To encourage private investment in the state, the government also offers attractive package of state & central government incentives for enterprises.

To give a boost and develop the bamboo sector in the state, the Government of Tripura set up the Tripura Bamboo Mission (TBM) with an aim to double livelihood involvement and the sector turnover in a span of three years. TBM aims to optimize the end-to-end value chain spanning from plantation & resource generation to marketing of value added finished products. The mission has a subsector specific focus that includes handicrafts, furniture, incense, sticks & blinds, mat and industrial application of bamboo. The vision of TBM is to strengthen the bamboo based clusters in the state and build their competitive advantage through an integrated approach of building infrastructure, linking markets and providing technology, skills, design and institutional development. A mission steering committee (MSC) headed by the chief secretary of Tripura, representatives of Government of Tripura, project management agency (ILFS – CDI), important national agencies, experts in the bamboo sector and producers of representatives is involved with the strategic activities of the mission. The committee oversees the mission activities and provides the necessary guidance. The project is being implemented by IL&FS CDI based on a Public Private Partnership Framework.

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