Bamboo is not new to our Culture.
It’s only in the last 50 years, we have abandoned it and we are already seeing the effect of it. Landslides and Floods are becoming more common in hilly terrains. Replacing Bamboo and other grasses indeginous to the hills with commercial crops like rubber, arecanut, Coffee etc has created overall instability in the Soil structure underneath.
Now, the question is, if we move away from the commercial crops and grow grasses like Bamboo, what are the livelihood options available? So, its important to develop knowledge and skills based on Bamboo and other natural materials that can provide rural livelihood options that can promote biodiversity and environmental stability.
Fortunately, Bamboo provides various live...