Under the National Bamboo Mission, good income can be earned from bamboo cultivation. The government also helps farmers to promote its cultivation. There is also a good demand for many things made of bamboo in the market. In such a situation, it can become a better way of earning.
In the bamboo field, farmers can earn from other types of crops as well. (Photo: nbm.nic.in)
To make the farmers financially strong, the Modi government is running many schemes. One of these schemes is the National Bamboo Mission. Farmers can earn big money by cultivating bamboo under this mission. To promote bamboo cultivation and help farmers, the central government also gives Rs 120 per plant. In such a situation, if you are also thinking of earning money from bamboo cultivation, then today we are giving you complete information about cultivating bamboo under this mission.
In the year 2018, the Modi government had removed bamboo from the tree category. In such a situation, if you want, you can cultivate bamboo without any hindrance. But this can be done only for private land. The cultivation of bamboo on the forest land or the harvesting of bamboo from there is not allowed. It comes under the Forest Act.
It is important to choose the right variety of bamboo
There are about 136 species of bamboo, in which bamboo is used for different types of work. Generally 10 varieties of bamboo are used the most. Before starting farming, you have to choose which type of bamboo you want to cultivate. Suppose you are cultivating bamboo for furniture, then choose the species related to it.
In how many years is bamboo ready for cultivation?
Generally, bamboo cultivation is ready in 3 to 4 years. Its harvesting should be started from the fourth year onwards. There should be a distance of 3 to 4 meters between two bamboo plants during cultivation. If you want, you can also cultivate other crops in between. Bamboo leaves can also be used as fodder for livestock. The environment is also safe by cultivating bamboo.
Even in today’s modern times, furniture made of bamboo is in great demand. This is the reason that the farmers who cultivate it get good profits. According to the need and species, the farmer can plant 1,500 to 2,500 plants in one hectare of land. Bamboo buds are first ready for sale.
How does the government help for bamboo cultivation?
For bamboo cultivation, an average of Rs 240 per plant in 3 years is spent. Out of this, government assistance of Rs 120 will be given per plant. The government and 50 percent farmers bear 50 percent of the expenditure on bamboo cultivation. The share of the central government in the government transportation is 60 percent and that of the state government is 40 percent. You can get complete information about this at your district or from the nodal officer.
What kind of work does it do?
Even in modern times, bamboo is used in many ways. It is used for construction. Houses are also made from bamboo. Flooring work, furniture making, handicrafts etc. are earned from bamboo. In rural areas, there is a demand for bamboo in every season.
How much will be earned from bamboo cultivation?
According to the calculation, if a farmer has planted a sapling of 3 x 2.5 meters, then he will have planted 1,500 saplings per hectare. The space between these bamboo plants can also be used for farming. In this way, after 4 years, you can earn a profit of Rs 3 to 3.5 lakhs. A farmer can sell cultivars worth 25-30 thousand rupees from one acre of bamboo every year. Farmers will not need bamboo transplantation every year. This is because bamboo plants last for about 40 years. For additional information about bamboo cultivation, you can also take the help of the website nbm.nic.in.
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