JAMMU, JANUARY 12: In order to harness the unexplored potential of bamboo sector in J&K, the Ministry of DoNER, GoI through North East Cane & Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC) under North Eastern Council (NEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Jammu and Kashmir for Bamboo Entrepreneurship and Bamboo Infrastructure Development in J&K.
The MoU was signed in presence of Shri Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of J&K and Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State, PMO here at Convention Centre.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha congratulated the people of J&K and all those associated with Bamboo Sector and said that the signing of MoU will give impetus to bamboo production, its processing and associated business, and to develop bamboo industry into a strong industry of Jammu and Kashmir.
For planned cultivation of commercial species of Bamboo, the Lt Governor said that the J&K Administration will explore the possibility of setting up a State Bamboo Mission (SBM) in Jammu and Kashmir that will benefit large number of farmers in the UT. The Lt Governor said that with the signing of MoU for bamboo development in Jammu and Kashmir, the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi of 'Har Medh Par Ped' has been made a reality in Jammu and Kashmir, said the Lt Governor.
Laying special emphasis on tapping the potential of the Bamboo sector in J&K, the Lt Governor observed that the MoU has been carefully drafted for the overall development and harnessing of unexplored, untapped potential of the Sector of Jammu Kashmir.
Through our partnership with North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council, we will take up implementation & Development of bamboo technology, bamboo based research and related developmental activities in the Union Territory and replicate good practices in J&K by knowledge sharing & technical partnership, the Lt Governor said. The MoU will create financial and market linkages for the Bamboo produce and facilitate promoting Bamboo startup entrepreneurship, besides developing the training facilities for farmers, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, and villagers associated with bamboo sector. It will also facilitate market awareness to J&K Entrepreneurs and facilitating the joint exhibitions, export promotions etc, observed the Lt Governor.