Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture

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Topics

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Background
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Mission Objectives
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Mission Strategy
4
Mission Structure
I
National Level
II
State Level
III
District Level
IV
Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG)
  Procedure For Approval And Implementation
  Mission Interventions
  Research and development
  Plantation development
  Establishment of Nurseries
  Certifying Agency for Planting Materials
  Tissue Culture Laboratories
  Raising New Plantations
  Planting Scheme
  Forest Areas
  Non Forests
  Improvement of Existing Stock
  Technology Transfer & HRD in Plantation Development
  Micro Irrigation (Non Forest Area)
  Technology Dissemination through front line Demonstrations
  Workshop/Seminars/Training at the National ,State and District level
  Pests and Disease Management
  Innovative Interventions
  Post Harvest Storage and Treatment Facilities
  Handicrafts, Bamboo Marketing and Exports
  Bamboo Wholesale and Retail Markets near Village Level Micro processing Units
  Bamboo Bazaars
  Retail Outlets (Showrooms)
  Participation in domestic trade Fairs
  Participation in International Trade Fairs
  Market Surveys
  Monitoring and Evaluation
  Overall Targets under National  Bamboo Mission
 

1. BACKGROUND

Bamboo is a versatile group of plants which is capable of providing ecological, economic and livelihood security to the people. Till recently, it has remained confined to the forests (12.8% of forest cover); two third of the growing stock located in the North-Eastern States. Importance of the crop as a source of raw material for industrial and domestic use with its growing demand all over the country necessitated its cultivation in farm lands as well. Keeping in view the vast untapped potential of the bamboo plant, it has been decided to implement a scheme on National Bamboo Mission for addressing the issues relating to the development of bamboo in the country. 

The National Bamboo Mission will be a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, in which the contribution of the Central Government will be 100%. The Scheme will be implemented by the Division of Horticulture under the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in the Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi.

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2. MISSION OBJECTIVES 

The main objectives of the Mission are:  

  • To promote the growth of the bamboo sector through as an area based regionally differentiated strategy;
  • To increase the coverage of area under bamboo in potential areas, with improved varieties to enhance yields;
  • To promote marketing of bamboo and bamboo based handicrafts;
  • To establish convergence and synergy among stake-holders for the development of bamboo;
  • To promote, develop and disseminate technologies through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern
    scientific knowledge. 
  • To generate employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youths.
                                                                                                                           

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3. STRATEGY  

To achieve the above objectives, the Mission would adopt the following strategies:  

  • Adopt a coordinated approach covering production and marketing to assure appropriate returns to growers/producers.
  • Promote Research and Development (R&D) of varieties and technologies for enhanced production.
  • Enhance acreage (in forest and non-forest areas) and productivity of bamboo through varietal change and
    improved agriculture practice.
  • Promote partnership, convergence and synergy among R&D and marketing agencies in public as well as private sectors,
    at all levels.
  • Promote where appropriate, cooperatives and self-help groups to ensure support and adequate returns to farmers.
  • Facilitate capacity-building and Human Resource Development.
  • Set up National, State and sub-State level structures, to ensure adequate returns for the produce of the farmers
    and eliminate middlemen, to the extent possible.

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4. MISSION STRUCTURE

(I) National Level

 

(a) National Apex Committee (NAC)

 

4.1.   The Mission will have a National Apex Committee (NAC) under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of Agriculture.   The composition of the Apex Committee will be as follows:

Minister of Agriculture

Chairman

Ministers - Environment and Forest, Textiles, Science and Technology, Commerce, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Development of North Eastern Region, Small Scale Industries

Member(s)

Member (Environment & Forests) Planning Commission

Member

Ministers of Forest/Agriculture/Horticulture of select States

Member(s)

Experts in the field of production, processing, marketing and value added products.

Member(s)

Mission Director

Member Secretary 

 

4.2.   The Apex Committee will be the policy making body giving overall direction and guidance to the Mission,
and will monitor and review its progress and performance.

4.3.   The Committee will meet once every year to provide overall guidance, monitoring and review.

 

(b) National Steering Committee (NSC)

 

4.4.   There will be a National Steering Committee (NSC) headed by the Secretary, Deptt. of Agriculture &
Cooperation,  to oversee the activities of the Mission and approve the  Action Plans.  The NSCB will comprise
the following:

 

Secretary (A&C)

Chairman

Secretaries – Environment and Forest, Textiles, Science and Technology, Commerce, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Development of North Eastern Region and Small Scale Industries

Member (s)

Representative from NABARD

Member

Experts in the field of production, processing, marketing and value added products

Member (s)

Mission Director

Member Secretary

 

4.5.   The Committee will meet at least quarterly every year for reviewing the progress and approving projects. The Committee will ensure that there is no duplication between the activities of the Mission and the National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA) set up in the Ministry of Science & Technology.  The NSC will be empowered to approve State specific proposals and those from National level agencies. It will also be empowered to make revisions, alterations, adjustments, modifications and to include new Schemes as and when required during the implementation period. The National Steering Committee will have the discretion and authority to re-allocate funds earmarked for various components within the Mission outlay as per the need and requirement based on feed back or evaluation.  

4.6.      The Horticulture Division in the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation will provide the necessary support to the National Steering Committee and will administer the NBM. The National Steering Committee will ensure smooth functional linkages among different agencies.  

4.7.            National Bamboo Cell :A National Bamboo Cell (NBC) will be established, which will be headed by the Mission Director, NBM, in the DAC, Govt. of India. To begin with, a Technical Support Group (TSG) comprising of three consultants having expertise in varied aspects of bamboo development will be engaged for assisting the NBC. The NBC would also ensure networking with various financing institutions to facilitate availability of credit.            

4.8       Working Groups:Working Groups will be set up to oversee each of the sectors viz. Research, Plantation Development, Handicrafts and Marketing. The Mission Director will be the Chairman of all the Working Groups. The Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE) will co-chair the Working Group meetings on Research and Development and Plantation Development. Whereas Development Commissioner (Handicraft) will Co-chair the Working Group meetings on Handicrafts and Marketing. The composition of each Working Group is at Annexure 1 the working group will initially screen the proposal and also will work as 'Think Tank' to provide proactive support to the bamboo sector as a whole.

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(II) State Level:

(c)    State Bamboo Steering Committee:   

4.9              At the State Level, State Bamboo Steering Committee (SBSC) will be formed under the Chairmanship of the Secretary Agriculture/ Horticulture / Environment and Forests as may be decided by the State Government concerned.  State Mission Director, to be appointed by the State Government will be the Member Secretary.  This Committee will have representation from the concerned line Departments, Research Institutes, progressive growers and entrepreneur’s etc. for overseeing the implementation of the programmes. Central Government will nominate its representative who will be a Member in the SBSC.  This Committee shall be responsible for approving the Action Plan and ensuring effective implementation and monitoring of the scheme.  The SBSC will comprise of the following:

Secretary (Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry)

Chairman

Secretaries – Environment & Forests, Agriculture/Horticulture, Finance, Textiles, Science and Technology, Commerce, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Development of North Eastern Region, Small Scale Industries

Member (s)

Nominee of DAC, Ministry of Agriculture

Member

State Mission Director

Member Secretary

 

(d)   Bamboo Development Agency (BDA)  

5.0    In Government forest lands, bamboo plantation programme will be undertaken through the Forest Development Agencies (FDA) and the Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs). However, in case of Non-Forest Areas, the Bamboo Development Agencies (BDAs) will be the nodal agency to whom funds will be released by the Ministry of Agriculture for onward disbursement to the beneficiaries. BDA will be set up in each State with the Director, Agriculture/Horticulture/Environment & Forests or any other officer considered appropriate by the State Government as Mission Director.  BDA will have representatives from concerned departments such as Forests, Rural Development, Urban Development, Handicrafts, Panchayati Raj. The Panchayati Raj Institutions existing in the State would be fully involved in the implementation structure.  The funds will be released by the Ministry of agriculture to the beneficiaries (such as NGOs or Self-Help Groups) through BDA.  BDA will be responsible for implementation and overall coordination of NBM within the State.    

5.1.      The State Level Agency will have the following functions:

  • Prepare perspective and annual State Level Action Plan in consonance with Mission ’s goals and objectives in close coordination with Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG) and oversee its implementation;
  • Receive funds from the national mission authority, the State Government and other sources for carrying out the mission’s activities, maintain proper accounts thereof and submit utilization certificates to the concerned agencies.
  • Furnish periodic progress reports to the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Release funds to the implementing organizations and oversee, monitor and review the implementation of the programmes.
  • Organize base-line survey and feasibility studies in different parts (District, sub-District, or a group of Districts) to determine the status of bamboo production, its potential and demand, and tailor assistance accordingly. Similar studies would also be undertaken for other components of the programmes;
  • Assist and oversee the implementation of the Mission’s programmes in the State through Farmers Societies, NGOs, growers, associations, self-help groups, State institutions and other similar entities;
  • Organize Workshops, Seminars and training programmes for all interest groups/ associations at the State level.

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(III) District Level:

(e)        Non-Forest Areas 

5.2    The Bamboo Development Agency of every State will constitute a District Level Agency. The Agency will comprise of officials from Agriculture/ Horticulture, Forest, Rural Development and other line departments, SHGs, NGOs, Industries, etc. All proposals received by the Agency would be compiled and sent to the BDA for appraisal and scrutiny. This Agency will also oversee, coordinate and control all activities at the district level for non-forest areas. The District Planning Committee and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) will be integrated/ involved in implementing the programme depending on their expertise and available infrastructure. The District Agriculture/ Horticulture Officer will be the Member Secretary.  The Ministry of Rural Development is operating a scheme on Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) under which proposals could be considered for upliftment of people under Below Poverty Line (BPL).  To some extent assistance could be provided for bamboo.  To avoid duplication, coordination will be ensured by the Committees at different levels while approving the district plans. 

(f)        Forest Areas  

5.3    In the forest area of every district, the Forest Development Agencies (FDAs) will take the lead in carrying out the activities of the National Bamboo Mission. Proposals received from the Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs) would be compiled and sent to the FDA for appraisal and scrutiny. The FDAs will oversee, coordinate and control activities at the district level for forest areas.  

(IV) Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG) 

·        Technical Support Group will be established at the Central level to support National Bamboo Cell.

  • A minimum of three experts having experience in Bamboo plantation, handicrafts and marketing will be engaged.

·        The BTSG will be funded by the Mission and will be under the direct control of NBC.

  • Zone wise BTSG to be formed.
  • Experts/professionals will be associated in the fields of
    • Bamboo plantations
    • Handicrafts
    • Bamboo marketing

5.4    The National Bamboo Mission will cater to a new and emerging area of development and the role of Experts will be central to the management of the Mission. The BTSG will be housed at the National/Regional level institutions located in different regions, which will have flexible norms for recruiting professionals on contract.  

5.5   BTSG will have the following role and functions:  

(a) To visit the concerned States frequently to provide guidance in policy, organizational and technical matters

(b) BTSG will recommend/advice appropriate species of bamboo well suited to the region or the end user.

(c) To compile materials for conduct of regional workshops in respect of bamboo plantations, handicraft, bamboo marketing and exports

(d) To conduct studies on different aspects of bamboo

(e) To assist the States in capacity building programmes

(f) Undertake publicity campaigns to promote the Mission objectives

(g) To document and disseminate case studies of success stories

(h) To conduct specialized Training Programmes at the Regional Level

(i) To network with various stakeholders and Institutes/Organizations/ Agencies, both in India and abroad.

5.6       The indicative administrative structure of the NBM at the National, State and sub-state level is given at Annexure-2.

5.7       An indicative structure of BTSG is placed at Annexure-2a                                                               

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6. PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION  

6.1      States will be required to prepare a Bamboo Development Mission Document (BDMD) projecting a plan of action for the last quarter of the X Plan and XI Plan periods. The BDMD will form the basis for preparing Annual Action Plans (AAP). The AAP will be area based, premised on existing potential for bamboo development, available infrastructure for implementation and monitoring, available unspent balance out of previous release and capacity to absorb the funds in taking up activities. In non-forest areas, the Committees at the District level will prepare and submit the Annual Action Plan (AAP) to the Bamboo Development Agency (BDA), which in turn will submit the same to State Level Steering Committee. In forest areas, the Annual Action Plan will be prepared by Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC) and submitted to Forest Development Agency, which in turn, will submit it to the State Level Steering Committee for finalization. AAP approved by the SLSC will be considered by the National Steering Committee. Attempt would be made in the AAP to address all the issues relating to bamboo development covering production, post-harvest storage and treatment, handicraft and marketing. Format for submission of Annual Action Plan to the Ministry of Agriculture is given at Annexure-3.  The BDAs will have the freedom to hire consultant for providing technical support at the State as well as at District levels for project formulation, appraisal and concurrent monitoring.

6.2    The SLAs will upload the AAP, as communicated to the National Steering Committee on Bamboo, on the web site exclusively created for the purpose. The same will be replaced after its approval by NSCB. Attempts will be made to display the position regarding approvals of the AAP online.

6.3    There are 3 Mini-Missions, details of which are given below:- 

 
Mini Mission -I

Objective: Research & Development

Implementing Agencies: ICFRE, ICAR, State Forest Research Institutes(SFRIs), DBT

Project Based

Mini Mission- II

Objective: Plantation Development

Implementing Agencies: State Governments, ICFRE, SFRIs, etc.

Work Plan/ Project Based

Mini Mission- III

Objective: Handicraft, Marketing & Export

Implementing Agencies: State Governments/ Development Commissioner (H)/ NHB/ KVIC, etc.

Work Plan/ Project Based

 

The Department of Agriculture & Cooperation will oversee and coordinate the activities of above three Missions and also review their activities from time to time.            

6.4. FLOW OF FUND The activities to be undertaken under National Bamboo Mission during the Tenth Plan would be from the Plan allocation for the ongoing schemes.  At the State Level, the funds will be channelized through the designated State Agencies (FDAs) in case of plantations in Govt. forest lands. A schematic diagram showing flow of fund is placed at Annexure-4.                                                                                                                                                     [ top ]

7. MISSION INTERVENTIONS  

7.1.   The Mission will be demand and need based in each segment. Technology will play an important role in different interventions. Technologies such as Information Communication Technology (ICT), Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System will be widely used for planning and monitoring purposes.

7.2.   The interventions envisaged for achieving the desired goals would be varied and regionally differentiated with focus on bamboo crops to be developed in clusters by deploying modern and hi-tech interventions and duly ensuring backward and forward linkages. Details of the components, its estimated cost along with the approved norms of assistance is given at Annexure-5.

 

Key Elements of the National Bamboo Mission

1.Research and Development for sustainable development and new Bamboo Agri-forestry technique for technology generation

2.Establishment of new Nurseries to raise bamboo seedlings

3.Raising high yielding bamboo plantations on commercial basis in Forest and Non-Forest areas

4.Rejuvenation of senile bamboo plantations

5.Pest and Disease Management of bamboo.

6.Handicrafts, bamboo marketing and exports

7.Capacity building and Human Resource Development of farmers, field functionaries and others

8.New Marketing Strategy for Bamboo and establishment of Bamboo Markets, Bamboo bazaar and retail outlets

9.Meticulous monitoring, evaluation and reporting, Database generation, compilation and analysis

 

 
7.3  Research and Development  The programmes under research and development will concentrate on technology generation as appropriate to each region/ State keeping in view their specific agro-climatic and socio-economic conditions. Emphasis will be on effective documentation/ transfer and dissemination of technologies available in India and abroad. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) Institutes such as Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat and Forest Research Institute, Dehradun; Indian Institute of Wood Science, Bangalore(IWST); the State Forest Research Institutes; Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal; Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi; Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute (IPIRTI), Bangalore; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Regional Research Laboratories (RRLs); Central Agricultural Universities; State Agricultural Universities and other research institutes in the public sector having capabilities in this area will be the primary institutes for taking up research programmes on bamboo. Research programmes will be guided by the Working Group on R&D and will address identified and emerging needs in the areas of plantation, developing new Agro-forestry systems with bamboo, harvesting and sustainable management of bamboo resources, livelihood based ecosystem protection and improving the durability of bamboo.  

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7.4 Plantation development                                                                                                                    

This component primarily aims at expansion of area under bamboo plantation in the potential areas, both in Government forests as well as in non-forest lands for commercial utilization. The main objective of this component is to increase production and productivity of commercially important bamboo species and shoots for regular supply to the processing units for production of more value added products. The overall goal of this component is to ensure that the target is achieved within the stipulated time in order to ensure employment generation and achieve rural poverty alleviation with input of right technology for supply of planting material and pre-harvest management practices. The principal activities under this are:

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7.4.1  Establishment of Nurseries                                                                                                           

For raising plantations, a sizable quantity of quality planting material will be required.  This will be achieved through establishment of centralized and decentralised nurseries. Planting materials will also be generated from Tissue Culture laboratories.  Since establishing tissue culture laboratories will require time, the primary source for planting material would be through the conventional method of raising nursery seedlings.  

7.6.   The forestry and the non forestry sector will deal with centralized nurseries capable of producing 50,000 seedlings per Unit per year and decentralized nurseries (Kisan and Mahila) capable of raising 10,000 and 5,000 seedlings respectively per Unit per year.   These measures may be established by Forest Departments, State Forest Development Corporations, User Industries, Research Institutions, Universities and NGOs. On the other hand, the decentralised Nurseries having the capacity of producing 5,000 seedling per    mahila nursery and 10,000 seedling per kisan nursery may be raised by individuals, groups, SHGs and NGOs.  The Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), a registered society at the District level as well as Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs), institutes of ICAR/SAUs shall also be involved in the nursery development programme.  They will have the advantage of proximity to the planting area thereby reducing transportation costs. 

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7.4.2  Certifying Agency for Planting Materials:

In order to ensure supply of quality planting materials for commercial bamboo plantation in both Government Forest Land as well as Non Forest Land, a suitable Certifying Agency will be identified by the respective BDAs/ FDAs in each State. For example, in the States of North Eastern Region, existing organizations like State Forest Research Institute, Rain Forest Research Institute, State Agricultural Universities, Cane and Bamboo technology Centre and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs) etc. who have expertise on the subject will be consulted. Similarly, other States can also appoint Certifying Agencies in Public/ Private Institutions located in the specified region.  Assistance for certification facilities for ensuring quality of planting material would be provided to the public sector/private sector on project basis.

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7.4.3  Tissue Culture Laboratories            

For supply of quality planting material in large quantities, which is free from diseases and viruses, Tissue Culture Units need to be set up. Efforts will be made to set up these Units in the private/public or cooperative sector. Therefore, a provision is kept for setting up three such tissue culture laboratories in the country, one in the private sector and two in the public sector. Assistance up to 50% of the Project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 10.50 Lakhs would be provided if it is set up in the private/ cooperative sector. In case of public sector, 100% assistance with a maximum limit of Rs. 21.00 Lakhs will be provided. Tissue culture Units would be set up under the close supervision and technical support from ICAR

 7.4.4  Raising New Plantations

The identification of land is a pre-requisite for raising new plantations. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests/Chief Conservator of Forests of the respective State Governments will be involved in identifying the potential areas for raising bamboo plantations in Government forest lands. Simultaneously, land will be identified in the non-forest lands in consultation with the State Horticulture/Agriculture/ Revenue/ Rural Development Departments. The BDA will attempt to identify and demarcate land immediately so that plantations can be raised expeditiously.

7.4.5  Planting Scheme

The planting scheme has to take into consideration the size and growth habit of the species. In the planting scheme envisaged for a few species, it is to be noted that spacing of plants between lines is greater than the spacing of plants in line. This is because it allows greater ease of movement for maintenance and harvesting activities and also allows movement of tractors and small vehicles. An indicative model of 10 bamboo species is given at Annexure –6.  

MoEF will promote bamboo plantations on commercial basis in different States of the Country as per their mandate. Since the MoEF may not have sufficient resources to plant bamboo of their own, the fund required for planting bamboo in Government Forest Land under JFMS will be met from the National Bamboo Mission in a phased manner. The total cost of planting bamboo in one hectare of Government Forest Land works out to Rs. 25,000/-. The funds will be released in two equal instalments of 50:50. Assistance for the second year will be subject to 90 % survival of the plants.

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The bamboo growers in the non-forest land would be extended direct subsidy up to 50% of the cultivation cost per hectare subject to a ceiling of Rs. 8,000/ for small and marginal/ SC/ ST farmers. The funds will be released in two equal instalments of 50:50. Assistance for the second year will be subject to 90 % survival of the plants. Apart from the subsidy component, the funding mechanism in the private sector (non-forest areas) may be sourced from (a) linking with existing government programmes; and (b) through Bank Loans.

7.4.6  Improvement of Existing Stock             

Crafts-persons and artisans of this country are dependant for their livelihood on handicraft items for which a specific number of bamboo species are being used since time immemorial. In order to improve the quality of such products, there is a need to improve upon the existing stock and variety of bamboo that is being used by these crafts-people and artisans in order to derive maximum benefits and returns. With a view to maximise returns without any substantial investment, an area of 7,500 hectares of the existing stock of bamboo will be improved initially. This task will be undertaken by BDAs and FDAs as in case of bamboo plantation at the state level.

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7.4.7  Technology transfer & HRD in Plantation Development

  • Transfer of technology through training, frontline demonstration, publicity and training of the trainers are an integral part of the Mission. Under this programme, training of farmers and field level workers will be taken up. Appropriate training is required to be imparted to the farmers for the adoption of scientific measures (pre- and post harvest management) for high yielding plantations of bamboo and harvesting of shoots. These important activities are to provide resource material to the trainees and acquaint them with various farming techniques through exhibitions and demonstrations. This activity will be carried out both by the government as well as private sector and NGOs.  

  • Further, project officers, district horticulture officers, agricultural extension officers and Block development officials will be trained in the modern technological advances in bamboo plantation at various ICAR/ ICFRE Institutes, SFRIs and DBT institutions in the country and within their respective states. These officers in turn, will train the staff and farmers in their respective States. This activity will be project-based as per the proposals received from the States. Assistance will be provided as per norms given at Annexure-5.

7.4.8  Micro-Irrigation (Non Forest Area)

Irrigating the bamboo plantations, particularly during the summer months is essential for better yield. Under the Mission, such areas will be covered as have been identified under DPAP.  Depending on proposals received from the States, an amount of Rs.20,000 towards installation of irrigation systems per hectare will be provided, subject to a ceiling of 4 ha. and depending on actual and emerging needs of the areas identified for plantation.

7.4.9  Technology Dissemination through Front Line Demonstrations

Latest technologies will be promoted in bamboo plantation through active involvement of farmers’ participatory demonstration in compact areas of one hectare. This will be organized at strategic locations and in drought prone States for which assistance will be limited to 50% of the cost. Plantations in the public sector could be the sites for front line demonstrations.

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8.0   Workshop/ Seminars/ Training at the National, State and District Levels

  • Commercial Bamboo Plantation will need a mass awareness programme right from the Policy Makers, at the Central and State Level to the farmers at the grass root level. These awareness programmes will have to highlight Socio-economic development related to bamboo plantation and nursery activities along with physical benefits.  Marketing efforts to be addressed by the National Bamboo Mission. These seminars will be project based and assistance will be provided as per norms given at Annexure-5. 

  • To provide exposure to the latest technologies and know how in the field of bamboo development, the field functionaries as well as technical staff dealing with bamboo mission will be trained, if necessary, abroad too.

8.1 Pests and Disease Management

Pests and diseases pose a serious threat to Bamboo right from the seed stage to finished products. Quite a number of insect fauna including sap-suckers, borers, and defoliators have been reported from bamboo in the Indian sub-continent. Disease control in bamboo is essential, both at the natural level and the plantations involved by application of fungicides as well as other chemicals. Depending on proposals received, an amount of Rs. 200 per hectare will be provided as a one time grant from the NBM for this purpose.  

8.2  Innovative Interventions 

Any new intervention in bamboo sector which may lead to increase in farm income by the introduction of innovative technology which are not covered under the NBM or any other schemes of the Government will be covered under this category.

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8.3  Post-harvest storage and treatment facilities

Once the bamboo crop is harvested from the field, it is required to be transported safely and stored properly. For this purpose, suitable warehouses need to be constructed near the villages. While storing the produce, it needs to be treated to enhance its durability. 

9.0 Handicrafts, Bamboo Marketing and Exports

The purpose of this component is to provide and increase employment opportunities, preservation and introduction of new designs and mechanization of bamboo-based crafts as living heritage and to assist in marketing these products. The main objectives of this component are: §   Introduction of Grading systems of  round and primary processed bamboo §   Introduction of preservative methods (both conventional and chemical) according to use §   Conversion of niche bamboo handicrafts products to mass products §   Introduction of utility handicrafts through industrialized means §   Setting up of bamboo wholesale and retail markets near villages§   Marketing through Bamboo Festivals, Melas, Expos, Craft Bazaars, bamboo markets and introduction of an effective Electronic Information Flow system.

9.1 Bamboo Wholesale & Retail Markets near Village Level Micro processing Units

Bamboo Wholesale/Retail Markets will be set up all over the country. These markets, apart from other facilities, will have a computer and V-SAT facilities. These markets, apart from trading activities, will also keep track of the market information related to various bamboo products and thus, the farmers and the primary processors will have direct access to such information and data, which in term will help them to plan their activities well ahead. These Markets can be set up and maintained by the community themselves or in partnership with the State Governments. The State Marketing Boards can also take up this activity. The expertise of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) will be utilized for the purpose. The total cost of one such Market has been estimated at Rs. 16.00 lakhs. Depending on proposals received from Development Commissioner (Handicrafts)  and other Organizations, assistance will be provided to the extent of 25% of the cost subject, to a maximum of Rs. 4.00 lakh for general areas and 33.33% of cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.33 lakh for Hilly/Tribal area.

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9.2  Bamboo Bazaars

A total of 195 Bamboo Bazaars will be put in place throughout the country. Adjacent to these Bamboo Bazaar, information centres are proposed. These Bazaars also would have computers, V-SAT facilities for keeping track of various demand supply of bamboo products, costs, user industries etc. These Bazars can be set up and maintained by the community themselves or in partnership with the State Governments. The State Marketing Boards can also take up this activity. The expertise of DC (H) will be utilized for the purpose. The total cost of one such Market has been estimated at Rs. 27.00 Lakh. Depending on proposals received from DC (H) and other Organizations, assistance will be provided to the extent of 25% of the cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 6.75 lakh for general areas and 33.33% of cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 9.00 lakh for Hilly/Tribal area.

9.3 Retail Outlets (showrooms)   

To popularize various Bamboo handicrafts Products including processed shoots, a total no. of 10 Retail Outlets (Show-room) would be established in 10 Metros. These outlets would also have V-SAT facilities. The total cost of one such Show-room has been estimated at Rs.40.00 Lakh. Depending on proposals received from DC (H) and other Organizations, assistance will be provided to the extent of 25% of the cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10.00 Lakh for general areas and 33.33% of cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 13.33 Lakh for Hilly/Tribal area.

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9.4 Participation in Domestic Trade Fairs:  

In order to popularize and market various bamboo products throughout the country, at least 30 participants from each State will be chosen to participate in National Level Trade Fairs, at least twice a year. To and fro travel by railways, lodging, food and transportation etc. for the participants, including two truckloads of display products from each State would be provided. These would be project based activities, as per proposals received from the States and the assistance provided would be 75% of the cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 3.75 lakh per event of 2 days. 

9.5 Participation in International Trade Fairs:

To popularize the made in India Bamboo products worldwide, taking part in International Trade Fairs is a necessary. As such, at least 10 selected entrepreneurs from each State (to be selected from the participants of the National Trade Fair) would be sponsored to display their products in Trade Fairs abroad. This activity would be done twice a year. These would be project based, as per proposals received from the States and the assistance provided would be 75% of the cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 7.50 lakh per event of 5 days.

9.6 Market Surveys:

Although a large number of market surveys have been conducted in recent times on high value and up market bamboo products, yet there remains a massive gap to address the needs, requirements and profitability of low and medium value bamboo products that are being made. This is all the more necessary in view of the fact that all Financial Institutions and Banks while appraising project proposals lay stress on the marketability of the products to be produced. As such, it would be in track to conduct a market survey especially related to bamboo products like tooth picks, window blinds, cotton ear buds, skewers and the like which have been conventionally made of wood in our country and the consumers are used to it. This market survey, apart from estimating the demand supply chain and present players and future demands, will also highlight how bamboo products will have to be positioned and the market entry strategy thereby indicating pricing, supply position and branding. This project based activity would be done by the NBM directly through a suitable Agency to be identified, after floating tenders and assistance will be 100%.

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9.7 Monitoring and Evaluation  

There shall be continuous in-house Monitoring by the BDA / Forest Development Agencies (FDA) and third party independent evaluation as approved by the National Steering Committee.  A detailed peer review of the progress achieved under the Mission will be made by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation towards end of 2007. The States would be responsible for preparing quarterly progress reports for the National Bamboo Cell aggregating the performance data and highlighting any problem areas requiring immediate management attention. The Format for this is given at Annexure-7. The BDAs would be required to prepare a comprehensive report before the detailed peer review. A Format devised for Impact Assessment along with the specific indicators, which need to be monitored is given at Annexure-8.    

10.0  OVERALL TARGETS UNDER NATIONAL BAMBOO MISSION

Based on the activities to be carried out under the provisions of the National Bamboo Mission and depending upon the continuance of the NBM beyond the X Plan period, after the detailed peer review to be carried out towards the end of 2007, the following targets are sought to be achieved. 

 
1.
Area Expansion
Forest Area
16,000 ha.
72,000 ha.
88,000 ha.
Non-Forest Are
16,000 ha.
72,000 ha.
88,000 ha.
2.
Nurseries - Centralized
160
185
345
  Kisan
50
30
80
  Mahila
50
30
80
3.
Improvement of existing stock
7,500 ha.
28,500 ha.
36,000 ha.
4.
Tissue Culture Units
1 nos.
2 nos.
3 nos.
5.
Bamboo Bazaars
71 nos.
124 nos.
195 nos.
6.
Retail Outlets (Show-Rooms) in 10 Metropolitan cities
3 nos.
7 nos.
10 nos.
 

Annexure-1

Composition of Working Groups of NBM

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Mission Director

Chairman & Convener

DDG, ICFRE (MoEF)

Co-chairman

Representative from ICAR (MoA)

Member

Representative from TIFAC (DST)

Member

Representative from Ministry of Rural Development

Member

Representative from Bureau of Indian Standards

Member

Representative from Department of Bio Technology

Member

Representative from CFTRI (CSIR)

Member

Representative from RRLs (CSIR)

Member

Representative from BMTPC

Member

Representative of Quality Council of India

Member

 

PLANTATION DEVELOPMENT

Mission Director

Chairman & Convener

DDG, ICFRE (MoEF)

Co-chairman

Representative from Department of Land Resources

Member

Representative from ICAR (MoA)

Member

Representative from MoEF

Member

Representative from TIFAC

Member

Representative from DC (H), MoT

Member

Representative from Ministry of Rural Development

Member

Representative from NABARD

Member

Representative from NEC/ DONER

Member

Representative from CAPART

Member

Representative from NRM/ RFS Division, MoA

Member

Representative from Forest Development Corporations

Member

Representative from KVIC

Member

HANDICRAFT, MARKETING AND EXPORTS

Mission Director

Chairman & Convener

DC (H) (MoT)

Co-chairman

Representative from KVIC

Member

Representative from SSI/ ARI

Member

Representative from NID/ IITs/ IDC

Member

Representative from TIFAC

Member

Representative from IDBI/ SIDBI

Member

Representative from CFTRI

Member

Representative from Ministry of Commerce

Member

Representative from DMI, MoA

Member

Representative from NHB, MoA

Member

Representative of Quality Council of India

Member

Representative from COHANDS

Member

Representative of Industries

Member

INDICATIVE STRUCTURE OF NBM
 
National Level Apex Committee
1.
To be headed by Minister, Agriculture
2.
Minister, Forests, Textiles, Science & Technology, Commerce, Rural Development, Panchyati Raj, DONER, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation and Small Scale Industries to be Members.
3.
Concerned Ministers of select States to be Members
4.
Member (Environment & Forests), Planning Commission to be Member
5.
Experts as Members in the field of production, processing, marketing, value added products
6.
Mission Director (Member Secretary)
 
 
National Steering Committee on Bamboo
1.
To be headed by Secretary, DAC
2.
Secretaries of the Line Departments concerned with bamboo to be Members
3.
Experts as Members in the field of production, processing, marketing, value added products.
4.
Mission Director to be the Member Secretary
 
  Bamboo Technical Support Group
NATIONAL BAMBOO CELL
Mission Director for Bamboo Development

Support Staff

 
 
STATE BAMBOO STEERING COMMITTEE

Headed by Secretary, Env. & Forest/Agriculture/
Horticulture Director, Env. & Forests/Agriculture/
Horticulture to be the Member Secretary

 
 
BAMBOO DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Director, E&F/Agriculture/Horticulture to be the Mission Director

 
 
FOREST DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Will implement in Forest /
Non-forest areas at the District Level

 
ACTIVITY GROUPS
SHG FEDERATION/ DISTRICT BAMBOO DEVELOPMENT
AGENCY (BDA)
JOINT FOREST MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (JFMC)
PANCHAYAT
POST HARVEST STORAGE AND TREATMENT FACILITIES
 
 

Annexure –3

FORMAT FOR SUBMITTING ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

STATE: _____________________________

YEAR 200__ - 200__

 

Sl.

Components

Targets proposed

 

 

Phy

Fin (in Rs. Lakh)

1.

Centralized Nurseries in public sector (in nos.)

 

 

2.

Centralized Nurseries in private sector (in nos.)

 

 

3.

Kisan Nurseries in public sector (in nos.)

 

 

4.

Kisan Nurseries in private sector (in nos.)

 

 

5.

Mahila Nurseries in public sector (in nos.)

 

 

6.

Mahila Nurseries in private sector (in nos.)

 

 

7.

Tissue Culture units in public sector (in nos.)

 

 

8.

Tissue Culture units in private sector (in nos.)

 

 

9.

Certification of planting material (in nos.)

 

 

10.

Plantation in forest areas (in ha.)

 

 

11.

Plantation in non-forest areas (in ha.)

 

 

12.

Improvement of existing stock (in ha.)

 

 

14.

Training of farmers (in nos.)

 

 

15.

Training of field functionaries (in nos.)

 

 

17.

Demonstration of Technology (in nos.)

 

 

18.

Workshop/Seminars at: State Level (in nos.)

 

 

District Level (in nos.)

 

 

19.

Pest and Disease Management (in ha.)

 

 

20.

Micro-Irrigation (in ha.)

 

 

21.

Post Harvest Storage & Treatment Facilities (in nos.)

 

 

22.

Participation in Domestic/ International Trade Fairs (in nos.).

 

 

23.

Innovation Interventions, (in nos.)

 

 

24.

Bamboo Wholesale and Retail Markets near Village (in nos.)

 

 

25.

Bamboo Bazaars (in nos.)

 

 

26.

Retail Outlets (Showroom) (in nos.)

 

 

27.

Consultancy Services

 

 

28.

Market Surveys

 

 

29.

Evaluation and Monitoring

 

 

 

T O T A L

 

 

 

Annexure-4

 
SCHEMATIC SHOWING FLOW OF FUND
 
DAC
 
 
National Bamboo Cell (NBC)
 
 
State Level Steering Committee Agency)
 
 
Research Institutes/ Tissue Culture (TC) Units/ Development Commissioner (DC) Handicraft (H)
 
State Govt
(Bamboo Development Agency)
Forest Development Agency
(FDA)
 
Norms of Assistance for Programmes under National Bamboo Mission:
 
Sl. No. Programme Estimated Cost Revised pattern of assistance
A Research & Development    
1. Research on:    
  a.       Harvesting & Sustainable Development Project based 100% to Public/Private Sector Institutes
  b.      Developing new Bamboo Agro forestry techniques -do- -do-
  c.       Bamboo & Livelihood -do- -do-
B Plantation Development    
1. Planting Material (Forest Area)    
  A.     Centralized Nurseries    
  i)          Public Sector (0.25 ha) 2.73 lakhs

100% assistance subject to a maximum @ Rs. 2.73 lakhs per Nursery.
  ii)         Private Sector (0.25 ha) 2.73 lakhs 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 68,000 each as credit linked back ended subsidy.
  B.     Nurseries in Private Sector    
  i)          Kisan Nurseries (0.10 ha) Rs. 26,000/- per unit 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 6,500/-per Nursery.
  ii)        Mahila Nurseries (0.10 ha) Rs. 26,000/- per unit 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 6,500/- per Nursery.
2 Planting Material (Non-Forest Area)    
  A.     Centralized Nurseries    
  i)    Public Sector  (0.25 ha)

 

2.73 lakhs

 

100% assistance for subject to a maximum @ Rs. 2.73 lakhs per Nursery.
  ii)   Private Sector (0.25 ha) 2.73 lakhs 25% of cost subject to Rs. 68,000 each as credit linked back ended subsidy 
  B.     Nurseries in Private Sector    
  i)    Kisan Nurseries (0.10 ha) Rs. 26,000/- per unit. 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 6,500/- per Nursery.
  ii)  Mahila Nurseries (0.10 ha) Rs. 26,000/- per unit. 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 6,500/- per Nursery.
3 Funds for Certification of Planting Material Project based. 100% assistance to Public/Private Sector Institutes.
4 a.       Tissue Culture Units in Public Sector (Nos) Rs. 21.00 lakhs per TC unit 100% assistance to PSUs, maximum of Rs. 21.00 lakh.
  b.      Tissue Culture Units in Private Sector (Nos) Rs. 21.00 lakhs per TC unit 50% assistance subject to a maximum of Rs. 10.50 lakhs as credit linked back ended subsidy at par with Technology Mission for the Development of North-Eastern Region(TMNE)
5 Area Expansion (Captive Plantation)    
  a) Forest Area through JFMCs (ha) Rs. 25,000/ha 100% assistance in two equal installments. (50:50)
  b) Non Forest Area through NGOs, SHGs, Individual Farmers, Farm Associations (ha) Rs. 16,000/ha 50% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 8,000 per ha subject to the limit 4 ha per /beneficiary.
6 Improvement of Existing Stock (ha) Rs. 8000/ha 100% assistance subject to the limit 2 ha per beneficary  for non-forest area.
7 Technology Transfer & HRD    
  a.       Training of Farmers/ entrepreneurs Project Based Rs. 1520/- per participant for within State; Rs. 2500/- each outside State of seven days.
  b.      Training of Field Functionaries Project Based Rs. 8000/- per participant for a period of seven days.
  c.       Demonstration of Plantation Technology Project Based 50% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/ha. for a maximum area of  0.50 ha per beneficiary.
  d.      Workshops/ Seminars/Training Project Based 100% assistance.
  i)        International Level Project Based 100% assistance subject to a maximum of Rs.40 lakhs.
  ii)      National Level -do- 100% assistance subject to a maximum of Rs.5.00 lakh per event of two days.
  iii)     State Level -do- 100% assistance subject to a maximum of Rs.3.00 lakh per event of two days.
  iv)    District Level -do- 100% assistance subject to a maximum of Rs.1.00 lakh per event of two days.

8

Pest and Disease Management

>At the Plantation Level (ha)
Rs. 400/ha 50% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 200/- per beneficiary per ha to a limit of 2 ha for non-forest area.
9. Innovative Interventions  Project Based 100% assistance
10. Post harvest storage and treatment facilities    Project based 100% assistance subject to maximum of Rs.20 lakh per unit
11 Irrigation  
  Micro-Irrigation in Non Forest Area (ha) Rs.40,000/ha 50% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 20000/- per ha to a limit of 4 ha. per beneficiary.
C. Handicrafts, Marketing and Exports

   
1. Bamboo Wholesale & Retail Markets (Nos.)  

 
  a. Bamboo Wholesale & Retail Markets near Villages (Nos.) Rs.16.00 lakhs per unit 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 4.00 lakh for general areas and 33.33% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.33 lakh for Hilly/Tribal area.
  b. Bamboo Bazars  (Nos.) Rs. 27.00 lakhs per unit 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 6.75 lakh for general areas and 33.33% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 9.00 lakh for Hilly/Tribal area.
  c. Retail Outlets (Showrooms) (Nos.) Rs. 40.00 lakhs per unit41

25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 10.00 lakh for general areas and 33.33% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 13.33 lakh for Hilly/Tribal area.
  d. Innovative interventions Project Based 100% assistance
2. Participation in Domestic Trade Fairs Project Based 75% of cost (Rs.3.75 lakh) for an event of 2 days @ Rs.5 lakh per event.
3. Participation in International Trade Fairs -do- 75% of cost (Rs.7.5 lakh) for an event of 5 days   @ Rs.10.00 lakh per event.
4. Conducting of Market Surveys, etc. -do- 100% of cost.
D. Implementation Monitoring Mechanism    
1 National Bamboo Cell    
  a.       Evaluation and Monitoring Project Based 100% of cost
  b.      Bamboo Technical Support Group -do- 100% of cost for engaging consultancy for specified task in specified period.
  c.       Coloured Brochures and Leaflets -do- 100% of cost.
  d.      Promotional campaigns through Electronic/ Audio-visual Media/ Newspapers -do- 100% of cost.
  e.       Database Generation & Management (Information, Web Based Database) -do- 100% of cost to Central / State level institution/ ICAR / ICFRE etc.
2 State Implementation Bodies -do-  
  Project Report Preparation, Consultancy.   Up to 1.5% of the project cost.

Annexure - 6

Planting Scheme for different species of Bamboo

 

Selected Species

Plant Spacing (m)

Total

Plants per ha

Mortality

@ 25%

Total plants

per hectare

In Line

Between lines

Bambusa tulda

5

6

333

83

416

Bambusa balcooa

5

6

333

83

416

Dendrocalamus hamiltoni

5

6

333

83

416

Melocanna baccifera

4

6

417

104

521

Dendrocalamus giganteus

6

7

238

60

298

Dendrocalamus asper

6

7

238

60

298

Bambusa nutans

5

6

333

83

416

Bambusa bambos

5

5.5

400

100

500

Dendrocalamus strictus

4

6

417

104

521

Ochlandra travancoria

4

5

420

105

525

Bambusa pallida

 

 

 

 

 

Bambusa balgaris

 

 

 

 

 

Oxytenanthera parviflora

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure - 7

 FORMAT FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF MISSION TARGETS

 

STATE: _____________________________

YEAR 200__ - 200__(1 st/ 2 nd/ 3 rd/ 4 th Quarter)

 

Sl.

Components

Targets Proposed

Targets Achieved

Shortfall (if any)

 

 

Phy

Fin

(in Rs. Lakh)

Phy

Fin

(in Rs. Lakh)

Phy

Fin

(in Rs. Lakh)

1.

Centralized Nurseries in public sector (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Centralized Nurseries in private sector (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Kisan Nurseries in public sector (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Kisan Nurseries in private sector (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Mahila Nurseries in public sector (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Mahila Nurseries in private sector (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Tissue Culture units in public sector (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Tissue Culture units in private sector (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Certification of planting material (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Plantation in forest areas (in ha.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Plantation in non-forest areas (in ha.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Improvement of existing stock (in ha.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Bamboo Flowering Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Training of farmers (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Training of field functionaries (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Training of Entrepreneurs (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

Demonstration of Technology (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Workshop/Seminars at: State Level (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Level (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Pest and Disease Management (in ha.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.

Micro-Irrigation (in ha.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.

Village-level Micro-processing units (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.

Cluster Facilitation Centres (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.

Assistance to primary processing units (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.

Small Machines and Tools Development (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.

Innovation Interventions, if any (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.

Bamboo Wholesale and Retail Markets near Village level Micro-processing units (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.

Bamboo Bazaars near CFCs (in nos.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

28.

Showroom (Retail Outlets) [in nos.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.

Consultancy Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.

Evaluation and Monitoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T O T A L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure - 8

FORMAT FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATING JFMCs/SHGs

 

SHG Mobilization

(for Nursery, plantation and primary processing and marketing)

 

1

Number of JFMCs under implementation

 

2

Number of SHGs formed;

 

3

Total membership of SHGs – gender segregated

 

4

Number of beneficiaries under plantation in the non-forest sector

 

5

No. of groups that have started job work at the village level microprocessors and in the clusters

 

6

Number of groups/individuals that have set up primary processing units

 

7

Number of participants that have taken part in both National and International Trade Fairs and their response

 

8

Number of participants in various trainings and their spread effect.

 

Mini and Micro-Enterprise Development

1

No. of activity groups formed;

 

2

No. and type of demonstrations;

 

3

No. of individuals/groups accessing micro-enterprise loans (by activity); various purposes like nursery activities, plantation, primary processing

 

4

No. of SMEs/ individuals obtaining loan for establishing forward and backward linkages.

 

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