State Bamboo Policy, Tripura
Bamboo is one of the most important non-wood forest resources used extensively by tribals and rural poor in Tripura. While it plays an important role in the economy of the State and in subsistence activities, employment generation and household income, the economic potential is significantly greater. At present only 1-2% of the total extracted bamboo is used for value addition and this is a matter of concern, keeping in view that bamboo handicraft, with superior design, craftsmanship and fineness has been a traditional activity in the State. The 'State Bamboo Policy' envisages to develop bamboo sector in the State through a market-led community-based utilization, development and conservation of the resource in forest and farm areas.