Developing countries are being encouraged to diversify their food exports by developing new products and adding more value to existing ones. Adding value to and diversifying food exports depends not only on changing production but also processing systems. The traditional Indian fruits are very rich in nutritional parameters and a variety of by-products can also be prepared from them.

Bamboo is a versatile group of plants, which is capable of providing ecological, economic and livelihood security to the people. Importance of the crop as a source of raw material for industrial and domestic use with its growing demand all over the country necessitated its cultivation in farm lands as well.