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Nagaland Bamboo Mission is an initiative by Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency to help rural communities create a sustainable livelihood using bamboo as a resource.
Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre, 6th Mile, Sovima
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND OFFICE OF THE AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION COMMISSIONER NAGALAND : KOHIMA Dated Kohima the 15th March, 2004 N O T I F I C A T I O N No. APC/P-1/2004. With a view to promote and develop Bamboo and its potentials as a major Economic activity in the State both ad a resource and as enterprise the Government of Nagaland is pleased to adopt the Nagaland Bamboo Policy with immediate effect. Sd/- R.S. PANDEY Chief Secretary to the Government of Nagaland. No. APC/P-1/2004 Dated Kohima the 15th March 2004. Copy To:- 1 The Special Secretary to the Governor of Nagaland, Raj Bhavan, Kohima. 2 The Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Nagaland, Kohima. 3 The PS to Speaker/Deputy Speaker, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Kohima. 4 The PS to all Ministers/Ministers of State, Nagaland. 5 The PPS to Chief Secretary, Nagaland. 6 The Commissioner, Nagaland. 7 All Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretaries/Commissioners & Secretaries to the Government of Nagaland. 8 The Secretary, Nagaland Legislative Assembly/NPSC/Vigilance Commission, Kohima. 9 All Heads of Department, Nagaland. 10 The Publisher, Nagaland Gazette, Kohima. (ALEMTEMSHI JAMIR) Agriculture Production Commissioner Nagaland. VISION STATEMENT The Naga people have survived through the centuries with the diverse and varied uses of bamboo and its products. From the cutting of the umbilical cord to the mats that have wrapped the dead for burial, Bamboo has been integral to the life of the Nagas. It continues to play a predominant role in the life of the people even today in every walk of life that ranges from agricultural tools and implements to shelter, food, and livelihood. Bamboo, the fastest growing and highest yielding renewable natural resource, and found extensively all over the State, constitute one of the most important resources of Nagaland which has to be put to use in the present day context for the benefit, growth and development of the people. Denudation of forest cover, degradation of environment and fast deteriorating ecology threatens the very existence of man and animal. The development of the natural bamboo resources of Nagaland will greatly add to the environment and the ecological balance of the land consequently having great impact on the quality of life of the people. A planned, scientific and holistic approach to the cultivation and management of bamboos on a sustained basis can be an inexhaustible source of goods and services and can play a significant role in the development of the State. With increasing demand of timber and wood, which is becoming a scare commodity in the world, bamboos can serve as an alternative to many of the forest products. Its wide range of uses and its great versatility qualifies it to be a multiple use alternative to timber which will add greatly to the rural agricultural economy in general and act as poverty alleviator for the rural poor in particular. Through the processing of such bamboo goods and products and incorporating many other economic uses, bamboos can boost the economy of the State and facilitate the entry of Nagaland into the world economy. The Nagaland Bamboo Policy is thus adopted to attain such goals: RATIONABLE Bamboo has been the basic natural resource that has helped mankind to survive and progress since primitive days. Tribal people, particularly the Nagas, continue to depend on bamboo for their existence and sustenance. Bamboo qualifies to be a multiple use alternative to timber in the rural agricultural economy in general. Its use have grown over the centuries and the study of bamboo has currently identified over 1500 use of bamboo. Denudation of forest cover, degradation of environment and fast deteriorating ecology threatens the very existence of man and animal because of its adverse impact on climate and ground water resources. Accelerated overuse and mismanagement of our natural forest resources and galloping rise in human and livestock population is leading to fast dwindling of our natural resources with adverse consequences leading to impoverishment of watershed, disruption of ecological balance and consequently having an adverse impact on the quality of life of the rural people who constitute 80% of the population of the state. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Apart from its critical role in maintaining the fragile environment in the forms maintaining the balance of Oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it is the fastest growing canopy for greening of degraded areas and capable of generating more oxygen than equivalent stand of other tree species. It lowers light intensity, protects against ultraviolets rays, and is an atmosphere and soil purifier. Bamboo is a hardly and versatile species, which is adaptable to a wide range of soil and climate. It responds well to high inputs like irrigation and fertilizers for higher productivity. Bamboo is a viable alternative of wood as timber. Technology inputs to the qualities of versatility and resilience has given it a totally wider scope of uses in the form of pulping, boards, Ply furniture, handicrafts and many other use including energy alternatives in the form of bamboo charcoal and biomass electric generating resource. Bamboo shoot has been identified as food with a large commercial market the world over. Bamboo leaves can promote various forms of medicine, apart from being a rich fodder for domesticated animals. Bamboos are the fastest growing and highest yielding renewable natural resource. If managed on sustained basis, bamboos can be an inexhaustible source of goods and services and can play a significant role in the restoration and rejuvenation or rural economy. Bamboo is therefore, one of the most important forest resources in Nagaland. Its wide range of uses and its great versatility qualities it to be a multiple use alternative to timber, food in the rural agricultural economy in general and as poverty alleviator for the rural poor and tribal in particular. Mass propagation of bamboo by active involvement of the people for plantation on private and public jhumlands is feasible as the plantation, management and harvesting technique of bamboo is well known to the rural people. A planned and scientific approach to the cultivation and management of bamboos in the state will greatly contribute to the economic development of the state. THE BAMBOO RESOURCE OF NAGALAND: Bamboo is found extensively all over Nagaland. It occurs as a predominant plant in portions of the districts of Dimapur, Peren, Mon and Mokokchung; while, it is readily found mixed with other forest scpecies in all other districts of the state. The growing stock of bamboo been estimated to the around 8.96 million hectares in the country, out of which about 5% of the growing stock is assessed to be available in Nagaland which work out to be about 0.448 million Ha or 4,48,000 Ha. The predominant species of bamboo found in Nagaland are Kakoo (Dendrocalamus hamitonii), Daloo (Teinostachyum dulloa) and Jati (Bambusa tulda). They occur almost all along the lower belts in continuous strips of some length descending down to plains along the border with Assam. While Kakoo and Daloo clumps are characterized in moist localities along the nalas and streams, Jati occupies better-drained sites. In more accessible localities along the roads, bamboos have been over cut while, in other areas they have been left untouched for many years. There has not been any detailed study made on bamboos in Nagaland, but currently around 22 species have been identified which are spread all over Nagaland. Sinarundinaria griffithiana (Munro) Chao & Renv. (Arundinaria griffithiana Munro) Saramti region Sinarundinaria elegans ( Kurz) Chao & Renv. (Arundinaria elegans Kurz) Puliebadze, near Kohima. Sinarundinaria rolloana (Gamble) Chao & Renv. (Arundinaria rolloana Gamble) Japfu Range, Kohima. Sinarundinaria nagalandiana Naithani Niriyo Peak, Wokha. Chimonobambusa callosa (Munro) (Arundinaria callosa (Munro) Puliebadze above Kohima and Mao. Neomicrocalamus prainii (Gamble) Keng f. (Arundinaria prainii Gamble) Puliebadze, Japfu Range. Bambusa balcooa Roxb. Wokha Bambusa tulda Roxb. Kohima, Jalukie region Bambusa pallida Munro Wokha, Kohima and Peren region Dendrocalamus hookeri Munro Kohima, Wokha Dendrocalamus hamitonii Nees et Arn ex Munro Dimapur-Kohima Road, and Wokha. Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro Kohima, Mao. Dendrocalamus calostachys (Kurz) Kurz Phekerkrima, Dimapur and Kohima. Schizostachyum polymorphum (Munro) Majumdar (Pseudostachyum polymorphum Munro) Longsachu near Wokha Schizostachyum dullooa (Gamble) Majumdar (Teinostachyum dullooa Gamble) Yikum near Wokha Schizostachyum fuchsianum (Gamble) Majumdar (Cephalostachyum fuchsianum Gamble) Kohima, Zulhami – Kilomi area Melocanna baccifera (Roxb.) Kurz. (M. bambusoides Trin.) Jalukie AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Keeping in view, the ecological significance and vast economic potential of bamboos in the state, the Nagaland Bamboo Policy is envisaged to achieve the following Aims & Objectives: Protection & conservation of rich bio-diversity associated with bamboo forests and bamboo growth areas in the state. Sustainable development and utilization of bamboo resources through scientific management. Promotion of bamboo plantation (by Government, Individuals and communities) as they key thrust area for future economy of the state. Promotion of bamboo based industries for utilizing the available resources for generating income. Revitalization and promotion of local traditional bamboo craft & art with improved technology & design and value addition for export through industrialized mode of production. Promotion of bamboo as an essential wood substitute by increasing bamboo production and promotion of bamboo based enterprise in the state in order to reduce pressure on forests. Promotion of awareness and understanding of bamboo as “Green Gold” among farmers, traders, industry, and the people in the state with a view to utilizing its full potential and to galvanize the rural and industrial economy in the state. Effective exploitation of existing mature bamboos before the impending gregarious flowering. THE STRATEGY: The Development of Bamboo in Nagaland will be approached in a Mission mode, which shall have two approaches namely: Development of Bamboo as a Resource Development of Bamboo as an Enterprise DEVELOPMENT OF BAMBOO AS A RESOURCE: Strategy for cultivation and management of bamboo resources in the state shall be evolved with special focus to the following activities; Inventorization of the bamboo resources, including identification, documentation, demarcation, assessing the extent of various types. Assess scope and potential of bamboo growth and regeneration, both in Government land and in private/community land. Evolve scientific management practices for naturally occurring bamboos and plantation bamboos to improve productivity and harvesting. Create massive and consistent awareness of the value of bamboo among the people, especially among major stakeholders. Evolve suitable policies to deal with gregarious flowering of Bamboo. Set up appropriate Institutes for research and development of bamboos, both for regeneration and industrial processing & value addition. Evolve suitable techniques of multiplication and develop infrastructure for mass production of planting materials for commercial cultivation. Introduce desirable species of commercial importance for cultivation in the state. Establish infrastructure and mechanism for dissemination of bamboo production technologies to the common man. Establish network of bamboo setum for different agro-climatic zones for ex-situ preservation of bamboo germ plasm. Identify represenvation natural bamboo occurring areas within and outside Government land for in-situ preservation. Development of communication network for development of Bamboo as in industry in Nagaland. ACTION PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BAMBOO RESOURCES: Development of Natural Bamboo Forest: Large tracts of land are covered by clump forming bamboos in the state, Most of which could not be utilized due to absence of extraction road and the difficulty in extraction. Proper management techniques supported by communication network can greatly accelerate the utilization of these already available bamboo resources in the state. Identify, demarcate and quantify the extent of natural bamboo area Evolve management practice and harvesting techniques for natural bamboos Increase area of natural bamboos through aided natural regeneration in the immediate vicinities of the bamboo forests Improve communication network to access the existing bamboos for harvesting and transportation. Afford protection to bamboo forests and re-growth areas in critical mountain slopes and around village habitations to ensure environmental security. It shall also include such activities that will act as protection of river catchments, regulation of water flow, recharge of water table, conservation of flora and fauna etc. and protection of developmental infrastructure like roads, bridges, hydel projects, habitation area, etc. All varieties of native bamboo species, ecotypes shall be protected and germplasm preserved through the mechanism of bamboo setum, in-situ and ex-situ preservation. Bamboo resource assessment including mapping and inventorization of bamboos shall be accorded high priority in co-ordination with the institutes such as State Forest Research Institute, Itanagar, Forest Survey of India, National Institute of Bamboo & Rattans, National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Nagaland University, State Remote Sensing Application Center, Nagaland, Department of Forest & Environment, Nagaland, etc. Areas with potential for commercial cultivation of bamboo, both within and outside Government land will be identified for development of bamboo plantation on sustained basis. All natural bamboos within notified forests/Government acquired lands shall be managed as per approved management plan keeping in view sustainable forest management principles. Bamboo Plantation Development: Nagaland with 89% of its total geographical area under the ownership of private individuals and communities offers a unique scope for raising bamboo plantation. Plantations will be promoted on individual landholdings as well as community lands. The concept of Joint Forest Management, currently promoted by Government of India for all forestry programmes funded by Central Government will also be promoted as listed below. Promotion of bamboo cultivation by individuals and communities on private and community lands which forms 89% of the total area of the state through the active participation of the village Councils, VDBs and VFCs. Introduction of bamboos having commercial superior and desirable attributes for large-scale cultivation to augment the existing local varieties of bamboos in the state. Development of bamboo nurseries and distribution networks in both the Government and the private sector to ensure adequate and timely supply of high quality planting materials. Encouraging the participation of private sector wherever Government, private and community land can be made available by way of land lease. Development of research infrastructures for introduction and adoption of technological innovations. Development of mechanism for technology transfer, extension and awareness education. Streamlining of finance and credit facilities for bamboo plantation, management and harvesting. Promotion of Co-operatives Self-Help-Groups and CBOs for the plantation and management of Bamboo. Bamboo cultivation to synchronize with existing farming practices, such as jhuming, ect to maximize interim benefits. Structural changes within the Government machinery to provide people oriented bamboo development programme.
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