National Bamboo Mission

                The National Bamboo Mission is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with 100% contribution from Central Government. It is being implemented by the Horticulture Division under Department of Agriculture and Co-operation in the Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi.
Bamboo Mission envisages integration of different Ministries/Departments and involvement of local people/initiatives for the holistic development of bamboo sector in terms of growth of bamboo through increase in area coverage, enhanced yields and scientific management, marketing of bamboo and bamboo based handicrafts, generation of employment opportunities etc.

Bamboo Mission Punjab
In accordance with the guidelines of National Bamboo Mission, a ‘Bamboo Mission’ project has been launched in the State of Punjab. Under this mission ‘Punjab Bamboo and Fiber Development Board’ (PBFDB) has been constituted to execute the works in the State sanctioned under National Bamboo Mission. PBFDB is a registered entity. Its registration was done by Additional Registrar of Societies, District Industries Centre, SAS Nagar (Punjab) vide No. 2203 of 2007-08 on 25th February, 2008. PCCF, Punjab is the Ex-officio ‘Mission Director’ of the PBFDB.
                     Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India through its F.No.44-04/2007-Hort.(NBM) dated 28.02.2008 conveyed its administrative approval for implementation of the Centrally sponsored scheme of National Bamboo Mission (NBM) during 2007-08 in the State of Punjab through PCCF, PBFDB and sanctioned a sum of Rs.395.71 lac for implementation of action plan during 2007-08. The component wise detail of targets & achievements under this Action Plan is given as under: -
Targets and Achievements for 2007-08 under National Bamboo Mission for the State of Punjab
 

(Rs. in lac)

S. No.

Components

Rate

Target

Achievement

Physical (Ha./Nos.)

Financial

Physical (Ha./Nos.)

Financial

1

Centralized nurseries in public sector (in nos.)

2.73

20

54.60

14

4.74

2

Plantation in forest area (in ha.) 50:50

0.25

1000

125.00

133

5.57

3

Plantation in non-forest area (in ha.) 50:50

0.08

1000

40.00

0

0.00

4

Improvement of existing stock (in ha.)

0.08

500

40.00

87

6.96

5

Training of farmers within state (in nos.)

0.0152

100

1.52

0

0.00

6

Training of field functionaries  (in nos.)

0.08

50

4.00

0

0.00

7

Workshop/Seminars at State Level (in nos.)

3.00

2

6.00

0

0.00

8

Workshop/Seminars at District Level (in nos.)

1.00

5

5.00

0

0.00

9

Pest and Disease Management (in ha.)

0.002

1000

2.00

0

0.00

10

Micro-Irrigation (in ha.)

0.20

500

100.00

0

0.00

11

Participation in Domestic Trade Fairs (in nos.)

PB

1

3.75

0

0.00

12

Evaluation and Monitoring

PB*

0

8.00

0

0.00

 

SUB - TOTAL

 

 

389.87

 

17.27

13

Consultancy Services @1.5%

5.84

0.26

 

TOTAL

 

 

395.71

 

17.53

* Approved Subject to submission of detailed Proposals


                     Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India vide No.44-11/2007-Hort.NBM dated 07.07.2008 has authorized the State Government/Implementing Agencies to utilize the unspent balance lying with them from the releases made during 2007-08 for implementation of the Plan activity under the National Bamboo Mission.
Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India vide No. 44-11/2006-Hort.NBM/Pt dated 04.06.2008 has approved in principal Action Plan 2008-09 of Rs.317.92 lac for Punjab State and has allocated Rs.135.50 lac for implementation of this scheme in the State during the year
2008-09. Apropos of this, the Ministry vide No. F.No.44-14/2008-Hort(NBM) dated 09.06.2008 has conveyed its sanction to the release of Rs.79.48 lac in favour of PCCF, PBFDB under the Action Plan 2008-09.