Need to encourage start-ups to venture in bamboo trade: DoNER minister

| Friday, March 18, 2016 - 22:57
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Jitendra Singh

He said that efforts must be made towards greater economic viability of bamboo | Photo: IANS

New Delhi: Start-ups should be encouraged to take up bamboo trade and development, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Friday.

Chairing a high-level coordination meeting for the upcoming Global Bamboo Summit to be held in Indore next month, he said that efforts must be made towards greater economic viability and use of bamboo.

He said that states from northeast will send their delegates and artisans and would set up stalls in the summit.

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Organized by Madhya Pradesh government with National Bamboo Mission and Indian Federation of Green Energy (IFGE), the three-day summit will begin on April 8.

The summit will focus on Make in India with bamboo, mainstreaming bamboo in government programmes, promoting research and development, streamlining policy and legal framework and bamboo as a change agent in poverty alleviation, employment generation and climate change, an official statement said.

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