Over 7,000 people trained in bamboo trade by NECBDC
Integrated Bamboo Project, funded by the North Eastern Council (NEC), Shillong underway in Tamenglong, Manipur.
Updated on 10 Dec 2021, 8:21 am
The North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC) has trained over 7,000 people in various bamboo trade, official sources said.
Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement that more than 7,000 people, including government official, Indian Army, artisans, farmers, bamboo workers, handicap persons (India and abroad) have been trained in various bamboo trade by NECBDC since its inception.
Located at the Bamboo Technology Park at Burnihat, Assam, NECBDC is one of the designated Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG) under the National Bamboo Mission (NBM) since the inception of the National Bamboo Mission in 2006-07.
Formerly known as the Cane and Bamboo technology Centre (CBTC), NECBDC is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation. It was established in 2000 as an implementation unit for the project - Cane and Bamboo Technological Up-gradation and Networking Programme of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The Ministry added that an Integrated Bamboo Project, funded by the North Eastern Council (NEC), Shillong is underway in Tamenglong, Manipur. The project comprises of the ‘Cane and Bamboo nursery’, ‘Bamboo Treatment Plant’ and the ‘Common Facility Centre’( CFC ) for cane and bamboo processing, it added.