Bamboo Farming: Madhya Pradesh government will focus on bamboo cultivation, 625 plants can be planted in one hectare. Bamboo cultivation reduces the risk factor of farmers.
In January 2018, the central government removed bamboo from the tree trunk.
The Madhya Pradesh government has started efforts to promote bamboo cultivation. Specialist farmers (Farmers) for ‘green gold’. Ashok Varnwal, Principal Secretary, Forest Department said that bamboo cultivation (Bamboo Farming) is safer and more profitable than other crops. The specialty of bamboo crop is that it does not get spoiled in any season. He said this in a one-day workshop of farmers for planting bamboo in Harda. Varnwal told that the bamboo crop is also better in the sense that after planting it once, its production is obtained for many years. Along with the low cost of bamboo cultivation, human labor is also very less. On its cultivation, farmers will get help of Rs 120 per plant. The average cost per plant in three years is Rs 240. That is, the government will give half the money.
Varnwal told that 625 bamboo plants can be planted in one hectare. Farmers can buy bamboo plants from government nurseries. He said that bamboo crop is beneficial for the environment, increasing greenery and also helpful in balancing the temperature. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has already said that agriculture will be made profitable by implementing Bamboo Mission in the field of agriculture. Its cultivation will also play an important role in crop diversification. He has asked the officials to motivate the farmers for bamboo cultivation.
What did the CEO of Bamboo Mission say?
Dr. UK Subuddhi, CEO of Madhya Pradesh Bamboo Mission, told that in the State Bamboo Mission scheme, bamboo is planted by farmers on private land. For planted bamboo plants, farmers are given a grant at the rate of Rs 120 per plant in 3 years. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Forest Force Chief RK Gupta and Collector including other officers and farmers were also present on this occasion.
Bamboo cultivation reduces the risk factor
Agriculture expert Binod Anand says that bamboo cultivation reduces the risk of farmers. Because farmers can also grow other crops among bamboo plants. There is more benefit from this. There are 136 species of bamboo, but 10-12 are quite prevalent. Farmer brothers can choose the species according to their convenience. Anand says that earlier the Forest Act was imposed on the farmer brothers for cutting bamboo. There was an FIR. In view of this problem of the farmers, the government has got it removed from the list of trees and got it in the category of grass. Therefore, now there will be no case for cutting bamboo planted on private land.
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