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National Bamboo Mission

Background

Bamboo is a versatile group of plants which is capable of providing ecological, economic and livelihood security to the people. Till recently, it has remained confined to the forests (12.8% of forest cover); two third of the growing stock located in the North-Eastern States. 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.

With a view to harness the potential of bamboo crop, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is implementing a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme called Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) in which National Bamboo Mission (NBM) is being implemented as a sub scheme.

The Mission envisages promoting holistic growth of bamboo sector by adopting area-based, regionally differentiated strategy and to increase the area under bamboo cultivation and marketing. Under the Mission, steps have been taken to increase the availability of quality planting material by supporting the setting up of new nurseries and strengthening of existing ones. To address forward integration, the Mission is taking steps to strengthen marketing of bamboo products, especially those of handicraft items.

Objectives

  1. To promote the growth of the bamboo sector through as an area based regionally differentiated strategy;
  2. To increase the coverage of area under bamboo in potential areas, with improved varieties to enhance yields;
  3. To promote marketing of bamboo and bamboo based handicrafts;
  4. To establish convergence and synergy among stake-holders for the development of bamboo;
  5. To promote, develop and disseminate technologies through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge.
  6. To generate employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youths.

States/ districts covered

The Mission will focus on development of bamboo in limited States where it has social, commercial and economical advantage, particularly in the North Eastern region and States including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The Mission is expected to establish about 4000 treatment/ product development units and bring more than 100000 ha area under plantation during the period 2018-19 & 2019-20.

Strategy

To achieve the above objectives, the Mission would adopt the following strategies:

  • Adopt a coordinated approach covering production and marketing to assure appropriate returns to growers/producers.
  • Promote Research and Development (R&D) of varieties and technologies for enhanced production.
  • Enhance acreage (in forest and non-forest areas) and productivity of bamboo through varietal change and improved agriculture practice.
  • Promote partnership, convergence and synergy among R&D and marketing agencies in public as well as private sectors, at all levels.
  • Promote where appropriate, cooperatives and self-help groups to ensure support and adequate returns to farmers.
  • To generate employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youths.
  • Set up National, State and sub-State level structures, to ensure adequate returns for the produce of the farmers and eliminate middlemen, to the extent possible.

Key elements of National Bamboo Mission

  1. Research and Development
  2. Plantation infrastructure development
    • Production of Planting Material
    • Area expansion under Bamboo
    • Improvement of Existing Stock
    • Technology Transfer & HRD
    • Pest and disease management of bamboo
    • Creation of Water resources
  3. Innovative Interventions
  4. Post harvest storage and treatment facilities for bamboo
  5. Establishment of marketing infrastructure

Pattern of assistance

COST NORMS AND PATTERN OF ASSISTANCE UNDER MIDH FOR BAMBOO RELATED ACTIVITIES DURING XII PLAN

S. No

Item

Cost Norms*

Pattern of Assistance#

A. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

1

i) Research & Development on bamboo

Rs. 100.00 lakh

Central Government Institutes under ICAR, CSIR, ICFRE, SAUs, National level Govt. agencies and others location specific will take up need based applied research & development works in the areas of (i) Seed & Planting material including import of planting material

(ii) Technology standardization and

(iii) Technology acquisition and (iv) imparting training and FLD, on project mode, with 100% assistance.

B. PLANTATION INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

B.1 Production of Planting Material

 

i) Hi-tech Nursery (2 ha)

40.00 lakh/ unit

100% of cost to public sector and 40% of cost to private sector, as credit linked back ended subsidy.

 

ii) Small Nursery (0.5 ha)

10.00 lakh/ unit

100% of cost to public sector and 50% of cost to private sector, as credit linked back ended subsidy.

 

iii) Rehabilitation of TC unit for bamboo

Rs. 21.00 lakh/unit

100% of cost to public sector and 50% of cost to private sector, as credit linked back ended subsidy

B.2 Area expansion under Bamboo

 

i) Forest areas / Public land (Through JFMC / Panchayati Raj Institutions / SHGs, Women group etc.

Rs. 42,000/ha

100% of cost in three installments (50:25:25) in three years

 

 

ii) Non Forest areas

Rs. 30,000/ha, Rs. 42,000/ha with drip irrigation

35% of cost in 3 installments over a period of 3 years, limited to 4 ha per beneficiary.

B.3 Improvement of Existing Stock

 

i) Improvement of Existing Stock in forest/non-forest areas

Rs. 20,000/ha

100% assistance to Public sector and 40% to Private sector, limited to 2 ha per beneficiary for private sector and no area limit for public sector

B. 4 Technology Transfer & HRD

 

i) Training of Farmers/Artisans

 

Rs. 1000/day per farmer including transport within State and for outside State, project based as per actual.

100% of cost.

 

 

ii) Training of Field Functionaries

Rs. 300/day per participant plus TA/DA, as admissible.

100% of cost.

 

 

iii) International training / visit for exposure of NBM staff/field functionaries including farmers and entrepreneurs in bamboo sector to upcoming technologies.

Rs. 4.00 lakh/ participant

Project based 100% of air/rail fare course fee cost to be funded under Mission Management for a maximum of 50 participants per year on all India basis.

 

 

iv) Demonstration of Plantation Technology

Rs. 50,000/ha 100% of cost in forest areas and public lands.

50% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000/ha. for a maximum area of 1 ha per beneficiary in non-forest areas.

 

v) Organizing Workshops/Seminars/Training

Project Based

100% assistance.

 

a) International Level

Rs. 7.50 lakh per event

100% assistance subject to a maximum of Rs.40 lakh.

 

b) National Level

Rs. 5.00 lakh per event

100% of cost per event of two days.

 

c) State Level

Rs. 3.00 lakh per event

100% of cost per event of two days.

B. 5

Pest and disease management of bamboo

Rs. 400/ha

50% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 200/- per ha, limited to 2.00 ha per beneficiary

B. 6 Creation of Water resources

 

i) Community tanks/on farm ponds/on farm water reservoirs with use of plastic/RCC lining

 

Rs. 20.00 lakh in plain areas and Rs. 25.00 lakh/ unit for Hilly areas.

100% of cost to irrigate 10 ha of command area, with either use of minimum 300 micron plastic films or RCC lining, owned & managed by a community/ farmer group.Cost for non-lined ponds/tanks (only in black cotton soils) will be 30% less. Assistance under NBM will be restricted to the cost of plastic/RCC lining.

 

ii) Water harvesting system for individuals- for storage of water in 20mx20mx3m ponds/wells @ Rs.100/- cum

Rs. 1.50 lakh/unit in plain areas and Rs. 1.80 lakh/unit in hilly areas

50% of cost including plastic/RCC lining. Cost for non-lined ponds/tanks (only in black cotton soils) will be 30% less. For smaller size of the ponds/dug wells, cost will be admissible on pro rata basis depending upon the command area. Maintenance will be ensured by the beneficiary.

C. INNOVATIVE INTERVENTIONS IN BAMBOO

 

i). Innovative Interventions

Project Based

100% assistance

D. INTEGRATED POST HARVEST MANAGEMENT

 

i). Post harvest storage and treatment facilities for bamboo

Rs. 25.00 lakh

40% of cost as credit linked back ended subsidy.

 

E. ESTABLISHMENT OF MARKETING INFRASTRUCTURE

 

E. 1 (i) Bamboo Wholesale Retail Markets near Villages

Rs. 25.00 lakh per unit

Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the capital cost of  project in general areas and 50% in case of Hilly & Scheduled  areas for individual entrepreneurs.

E. 2 Bamboo Bazaars

Rs. 48.00 lakhs/unit

Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the capital cost of  project in general areas and 50% in case of Hilly & Scheduled areas, per beneficiary.

E. 3 Retail Outlets (Showrooms)

Rs. 60.00 lakhs/unit.

Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the capital cost of  project in general areas and 50% in case of Hilly & Scheduled areas, per beneficiary.

E. 4 Retail outlet near village

Rs. 10.00 lakh per unit

Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the capital cost of  project in general areas and 50% in case of Hilly & Scheduled areas, per beneficiary.

E. 5 Participation in Domestic Trade Fairs / Exhibition etc.

8.00 lakh / event

100% of cost for a maximum of 27 participants in a year on all India basis.

E. 6 Participation in International Trade Fairs / Exhibition etc.

24.00 lakh / event

100% of cost for a maximum of 30 participants in a year on all India basis.

F. IMPLEMENTATION MONITORING MECHANISM

F. 1 National Bamboo Cell

a) Evaluation and Monitoring

Project Based

100% of cost

b) Bamboo Technical Support Group

Project Based

Subject to a ceiling of Rs. 50.00 lakh / annum / state.

c) Colored Brochures and Leaflets

Project Based

100% of cost.

d) Promotional campaigns through Electronic/ Audio-visual Media/ Newspapers

Project Based

100% of cost.

e) Database Generation & Management (Information,Web Based Database)

Project Based

100% of cost to Central / State level institution/ ICAR / ICFRE etc.

F. 2 Baseline survey

Rs. 100.00 lakh for large states, Rs. 50.00 lakh for small states and Rs. 25.00 lakh for very small states/ UTs.

100% of cost as one time grant on survey related activities.

F. 3 Mission management and administration costs.

Project Based

Up to 5.0% of the project cost.

* Cost norms means upper limit of cost for calculation of subsidy.

# Note: The release of back ended subsidy need not be credit linked for the institutions like Public Sector Units, Panchayats, Cooperatives, Registered Societies /  Trusts and Public limited Companies, provided they can meet the remaining share of the project cost, out of their own resources

For more information on guidelines and formats visit National Bamboo Mission website

Source: National Bamboo Mission Portal, Government of India



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