The EC will oversee activities of the Mission and approve the action plan of the States/UTs. The modifications in operational guidelines, if any, will be recommended for approval of Agriculture Minister. The implementation of the State`s action plans will be reviewed by EC. The EC shall meet at least twice in a year. The EC will comprise of the following:
Director General of Forests and Special Secretary MoEFCC Secretary (DoNER)
|Additional Secretary (NRM), DAC & FW
|Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development
|Adviser Agriculture. NITI Ayog
|2 Experts* (Production, Processing, Designing & Product development, Industrial Promotion and Marketing)
|Mission Director, NBM
*The tenure of the non official members will be for 2 years from the date of nomination
Joint Secretary equivalent officers of concerned Ministry/Department will be special invitee as and when required
Sub Committee 1
To deliberate on issues related to propagation and cultivation (identification of appropriate species, planting techniques, tissue culture, development of new varieties, improving the productivity of bamboo plantations in the country. The Deputy Director General (Research), ICFRE would be the Convenor of this sub-committee and members would be drawn from inter alia ICAR, CAFRI, DST, State Agriculture Universities, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), etc
Sub Committee 2
To advise on ways and means to rejuvenate the bamboo industry, both small enterprises and cottage industry, as well as the larger commercial units to enable a definite role in both domestic markets and for exports. Innovations in product development and processes, including indigenous tools and equipment will be the main mandate of this sub-committee. Market research and advice on related policies would be essential to make the bamboo based industry competitive with other commercial products. Director Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI) would be the Convenor of this group, with members drawn from inter alia Ministries of DAC&FW, Ministries of MSME, DONER, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Textiles and Commerce, various organisations and industry representatives.
National Bamboo Mission Cell
A National Bamboo Mission Cell (NBMC) headed by the Mission Director, NBM will be established at the DAC&FW, Govt. of India. An appropriately qualified and nationally/internationally reputed expert will be engaged as Senior Advisor to guide and advice for effective implementation, with commensurate remuneration to be approved by EC as per the provisions of experts under NMSA. Two Advisors with specialization/experience in bamboo plantation and product development respectively will also be engaged. In addition other consultant/technical assistant and staff will be engaged on contract for the period of the Mission. NBMC shall be the repository of information on various aspects of the bamboo value chain, with adequate support from the various other Ministries and Departments of GOI. Indicative composition of the TSG at National Level is given in the Annexure III.
Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG)
National Level Agency called Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG) will be set up to provide necessary technical support to the Mission. The existing three BTSGs which are providing services to the Mission/ States namely, (i) Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC), Guwahati (ii) Indian Council of Forest Research & Education (ICFRE), Dehradun and (iii) Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi, Kerala shall continue under Restructured National Bamboo Mission for development of bamboo sector.
BTSG will have the following role and functions: