Bamboo Applications and Support Scheme
Other than the basic elements of the Earth, if there is one natural resource that constitutes the social and economic life and the culture of the North East Region (NER), it is bamboo. It is a boon that this vibrant, multi-faceted resource is green and renewable. The people of the NER, especially the poor, rural and the tribal people have used and harnessed this resource for their very basic needs for centuries. This has created a sound and sustained pattern of use and the necessary skills and expertise to manipulate and fashion this material for a large number of applications and uses.