State officials attend Bamboo Global Summit
Dimapur, May 1
A four team members comprising of the State Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and chairman of NSAMB, Dr. Benjongliba Aier; Advisor of Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA), Dr. Longriniken; along with Team Members namely Lipongshe Sangtam and Imkonglemba attended the Bamboo Global Summit 2014 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from April 21 – 24.
Topics on Bamboo in Vietnam, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Peru, Congo, Indonesia, and India were delivered by the bamboo experts. The unique event was the culmination of the efforts to physically unite bamboo enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world to bring and to promote bamboo productions and trade globally being supported by the World Bamboo, South Asia Bamboo Foundation, INBAR, USAID, PRONAR, GRASSCO and other international bamboo organizations. The Investment Meet was attended by the policy makers, bamboo experts, officials from the government bodies, UN, EU, investors, apex chamber of Trade & Industry Associations, Bamboo Industrial Groups from the South Asia, Europe, Africa and America.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing grasses and highest yielding renewable natural resources and at the same time is highly versatile – having over 1500 documented uses ranging from fuel wood and light bulb to even aircraft manufacturing. It has immense potential to transform India’s rural economy and contribute to the sustainable development efforts of the country.
The economically volatile and sensitive NE States contains about 66% of the India’s total bamboo growing stocks. The important highlight of the Summit was the Saigon Declaration – 2014.
The Team also visited the Bamboo Conservatory having an area of 50 hectares where 387 bamboo species are well conserved and other bamboo industrial units in Vietnam. The Team also visited the Botanical and Zoological Parks.