Cabinet restructures National Bamboo mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on April 25 approved Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).

Cabinet also approved Empowerment of Executive Committee for the formulation of guidelines of the NBM has also been set up. It will make changes like cost norms for various interventions and specific recommendations of states, with the approval of Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. This will be undertaken in the remaining period of Fourteenth Finance Commission (2018-19 and 2019-20).

The mission will ensure holistic development of the bamboo sector by addressing complete value chain and establishing effective linkage of producers (farmers) with industry.

The scheme will benefit farmers as well as local artisans in the bamboo sector including associated industries.

NBM was initially started as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in 2006-07 and was subsumed under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) during 2014-15 and continued till 2015-16

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