J&K: Centre to develop Bamboo Clusters in Jammu, Katra and Samba
Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh has said that three Bamboo Clusters will be developed in Jammu, Katra and Samba areas for making of Bamboo basketry, Agarbatti and Bamboo Charcol. He said it will provide direct employment to nearly 25 thousand people.
Dr Singh said, apart from this a Mega Bamboo Industrial Park at Ghati near Jammu and Bamboo Technology Training Centre will also come up in the region. The Minister said this while addressing a review meeting of the Ministry of DoNER on further steps to be taken for augmenting infrastructure and promoting entrepreneurship in the Bamboo sector in the region after the signing of MoU.
Dr Singh said, a team from his Ministry will soon visit Jammu and explore a field training programme for Bamboo farming in the region. The Minister said, of late Bamboo is being used in low cost housing and as construction material. He said, in coming years, Bamboo Awareness camps will be organized in different parts of the country in this regard.