Vol.20. Nos.4(2021) p61-74


Bamboo: Technology Innovations Towards Value-Added Applications


Sangeeta Baksi. Pradeep Srivastava


Bamboo is remarkably varied and adaptable with a wide range of anatomical, structural and chemical properties. All of the bamboo plant, from rhizome and root to culm and leaves is utilized -there are nearly two thousand recorded uses. Bamboo has gained considerable importance recently as a structural material. Bamboo is used to replace not only wood, but also plastics, steel, cement, and other materials in structural and product applications thanks to advances in processing technology and product innovation combined with scientific and engineering expertise. The sector, particularly in rural areas, has enormous potential for providing income and jobs. The National Mission on Bamboo Applications, launched by the Government of India under the 10th Five-Year Plan, is a major programme aimed at boosting the use of bamboo in value-added goods. Cross-cutting, splitting, knot removal, sliver making, strip making, and round stick making are all examples of primary bamboo processing that can be done in rural cluster zones. There is a lot of waste generated after the primary processing of bamboo. This waste can be effectively turned into goods with added value, such as activated carbon, charcoal etc.


Bamboo, Technology Innovations, Value-Added Applications