Bamboo crop is safer, more profitable than other crops: PS Forest Varnwal
   Date :14-Jan-2022

Bamboo crop
Staff Reporter :
Bamboo crop is safer and more profitable compared to other crops. The specialty of bamboo crop is that it does not get damaged in any season. Principal Secretary, Forest Ashok Varnwal said this in a one-day workshop of farmers for bamboo plantation in Harda on Thursday. Principal Secretary Varnwal said that bamboo crop is also better in the sense that once planted, its production is obtained every year. Along with the low cost, it also involves less human labour. As many as 625 saplings can be planted in one hectare.
Farmers can buy bamboo plants from Government nurseries. He said that bamboo crop is beneficial for the environment, increases greenery and helps in balancing the temperature. State Bamboo Mission CEO Dr U K Subuddhi informed that bamboo plantation is done by farmers on private land under the State Bamboo Mission Scheme. For the planted bamboo saplings, a grant is given to farmers at the rate of Rs 120 per plant in 3 years. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief of Forest Force RK Gupta, Collector, other officials and farmers were present.