BHUBANESWAR: The state government has decided to set up the second Bamboo Bazaar in Bhubaneswar to promote bamboo products that will uplift the socio-economic condition of bamboo-growers in the state. At present, one Bamboo Bazaar is functioning near DAV school in Unit-VIII.

The forest department would spend around Rs 27 lakh for the proposed bazaar under the Centre-sponsored National Bamboo Mission. Recently, it asked the textile and handloom department to explore the feasibility of opening the market in the Urban Haat.

A meeting of Tamil Nadu Tribals Association (TNTA) state office-bearers held here has appealed for immediate implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006, in the State and also steps to avoid delays in issuing community certificates to tribal groups.

Disclosing the contents of resolutions passed at the meeting held a few days back, TNTA state president P. Shanmugam said that of all States, only Tamil Nadu had not put into effect the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, popularly known as Forest Rights Act, till now.

The WBCSD Forest Solutions Group released a report providing a framework for understanding carbon neutrality. The Issue Brief: Biomass Carbon Neutrality distills and synthesizes the complexity of the debate and underlines the importance of carbon neutrality in public policy.

Representatives of various tribes in the state on Sunday resolved that they will form an all India union and will vote for the party which promises to implement the Forest Rights Act 2006 that prov

Woodfuels (firewood and charcoal) are the dominant energy source and the leading forest product for most developing countries. Representing 60 to 80 percent of total wood consumption in these nations, woodfuels often account for 50 to 90 percent of all energy used.

This report is a compilation of research and analyses from some of the leading scholars and experts on the Indian forest sector. Their analyses take a critical look at the trends that have shaped the developments in India's forest sector over the past two decades.

The global forest products industry is slowly recovering from the economic crisis, with the Asia-Pacific region and particularly China taking the lead.

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources and Development Agency (APBRDA) has urged Centre to provide one time grant-in-aid of Rs 15 crore for regeneration and restocking of bamboo plantation in the gregarious bamboo flowering affected areas of the State.

A delegation of APBRDA in a memorandum to Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar in New Delhi on Saturday pleaded his personal intervention to provide the grant immediately.

In the 14 years since the first Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study was completed in 1998, the region has experienced tremendous change in nearly every aspect. These changes have been particularly profound in the forestry sector, especially in the context of increasing demands and expectations of society on forests and forestry.

The Indian plywood industry has estimated annual revenues of Rs 25,000-30,000 cr, and is dominated by unorganised players