Saturday, June 23, 2007

training cum workshop on bamboo under National Bamboo Mission

GANGTOK: Sikkim, where bamboo is said to be used in more than 300 ways, would get a major boost with the launch of National Bamboo Mission in the State.
A National Bamboo Mission Training Programme for progressive farmers as well for the educated unemployed youth was organised by the Department of Horticulture & Cash Crop at Soil Conference Hall here today.
Focusing on the need to augment the utilization and cultivation of bamboo among progressive farmers in all the four Districts, the training programme was attended by R Telang, Secretary, Department of Horticulture & Cash Crop who was also the chief guest, together with the Deputy Director J Prakash, Additional Director, DD Rai and A Thapa of the National Bamboo Mission.
During the meet, the consultant on bamboo resources appraised the gathering on the multipurpose uses of bamboo through slide presentations. The slide show demonstrated the use of bamboo in traditional baskets, furniture, its food value, decorative aspects etc, apart from its commercial uses around India and the globe.
A five year project, the National Bamboo Mission includes practical training under supervision of field level functionaries who will impart technical know-how for bamboo cultivation in rural areas. It was learnt that the training course in all four Districts will be held between June 26 and 28.