Bamboo Processing Industries
Bamboo is one of the most abundant and environmental-friendly and sustainable resources available in NE Region, which is not being used to its full potential. Currently, most of the bamboo artisans of the State of Manipur remain at traditional skilled levels and are unable to produce according to the market demands. However, the sector has enough scope to generate sufficient employment opportunities.
Some of the bamboo-based products:
Training for skill upgradation: Efforts have been made by the Department of Commerce & Industries to upgrade the skills of the bamboo artisans by organizing training programmes inside and outside the State.
|Sl.||Training programme||No.oftrainees||Duration||Name and Address of Trainer||During the year|
|1.||Handloom Weaving of Bamboo Strip||45||1 week||M/s Deva Bamboo and Allied Industries, Thangmeiband, IMphal||28-8-2006 to 30-09-2006|
|2.||Bamboo blind making||40||10 days||M/s Wathokfi, Kongba Nandeibam Leikai, Imphal||18-01-2010 to 28-02-2010 in 2 batches|
|3.||EDP Based on Bamboo||15||20 days||IIE, Guwahati||1-2-2006 to 17-2-2006|
|4.||Bamboo Technology Course||20||1 month||CBTC, Guwahati||2005|
|5.||Bamboo Utility & Strip Coiling||20||10 days||TAMBAC, Tamenglong, Manipur||1-3-2011 to 10-3-2011|
|6.||Bamboo Furniture Making||20||1 month||CBTC, Guwahati||To be commenced from 4/5/2011|
Activities taken up by the Department of Commerce & Industries for promotion of Bamboo-based Industries:
|1.||Establishment of Common Facility Centres (CFC) for Bamboo-Based production:|
3 (Three) NGOs namely, TaMBAC Tamenglong, TRIBARD-Foundation Churachandpur and SIRDA, LAMBAL were selected to run the CFCs for Bamboo-Based production by way of granting a set of Bamboo Machinery and equipment worth Rs. 9.00 lakh each of the NGOs.
|2.||Construction of Dom-Shaped Brick Kiln for Bamboo Charcoal production:|
In order to salvage bamboo from the effect of bamboo flowering, Dom-Shaped Brick Kilns @ of a set of two kilns each at the following places during 2006-07 were constructed by M/S Deva & Allied Industries, Thangmeiband at the following places of bamboo growing areas of the State. Names of the beneficiaries NGOs are shown against each of the places where kilns were constructed.
Recognising the resources of bamboo in the state of Manipur, in general and Jiribam of Imphal East District in particular, Govt. of Manipur is planning to set up a bamboo Technology Park at Jiribam. And with an aim to upgrade the skills of the bamboo artisans a bamboo technology course is being introduced in the existing Departmental Arts and Crafts Training Centre, Thoubal