Over one lakh families in Mizoram have been affected by the ongoing shortage of food due to the gregarious bamboo flowering which has triggered a famine like situation in the State. According to official records submitted by Deputy Commissioners of all the eight districts, rural people depending on cultivation have been facing immense hardship due to Mautam while those in urban areas were not spared either, though their sufferings are nominal. Armies of rodents ravaged annual crops like paddy, maize, chili worth Rs 41,138.57 lakh, the report said, adding perennial crops

In a first-of-its-kind venture in India, bamboo pulp is being used in the manufacture of sanitary pads as absorbing material, instead of the regular wood pulp. Bamboo pulp has advantages

Mizoram has recently sought central aid to check the fallout of an increasing rodent population in the state. The state disaster management and rehabilitation department (dmrd) recently submitted a

Hazarattaiah works with the Bangalore-based Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI), an autonomous body under the Union ministry of environment and forests. His organisation is involved in conducting research and development and promotion of use of bamboo in housing construction.

indian bamboo is in high demand in countries like Kenya and Ethiopia. Kenya has asked for 50 kg of bamboo seeds from India, which is likely to go up in future. The species

This study on bamboo was developed by FAO and INBAR jointly in the framework of FAO’s Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005), with the aim of filling the gap in global information and providing a first, comprehensive assessment of the world’s bamboo resources.

The objectives of the inventory are to get information about the vegetation in the forest area. Inventory includes mapping, sampling and analysis. The present inventory will make use of a combination of Geomatics and field inventory data for assessment of growing stock and forest condition.

The forestry sector in India is being re-defined with a growing emphasis on poverty alleviation and livelihood opportunities, while at the same time ensuring sustainable management and use of forest resources. The current trend in forest management is towards greater people's participation and involvement of the multi-stakeholders dependent on the forests. This report analyses the various factors related to sustainable forest management.

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