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Bamboo's across the Globe:1250 KNOWN SPECIES
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Distribution of Bamboo (World) Distribution of Bamboo (India)
   

 

BAMBOO BIOMASS

25% OF TOTAL IN TROPICS

 

20% OF TOTAL IN SUBTROPICS

 

 

 

Bamboo Resources around the World
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BAMBOO - A WONDER GRASS

  • GROW 3 TIMES AS FAST & CAN BE HARVESTED 4 TIMES AS OFTEN AS EUCALYPTUS

     

  • YIELD 6 TIMES MORE CELLULOSE THAN FAST GROWING TREES

     

  • FOUND EXTENSIVELY IN NATURAL FORESTS AND IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR AFFORESTATION OF DEGRADED LANDS

     

  • 2.5 BILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE USE BAMBOO

     

  • 1.0 BILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN BAMBOO HOUSES

     

  • HAVE A VERY HIGH MOE 9000-10000 N/mm2 IS THUS IS VERY STRONG

     

  • BAMBOO IN PANEL FROM IS WELL SUITED TO SUBSTITUTE WOOD

     

  • INDIAN BAMBOO SECTOR GENERATES ABOUT 432 MILLION WORKDAYS ANNUALLY

     

There are about 75 general  and 1250 species of bamboo. Bamboo thrives best in monsoon forests where they attain their maximum growth and dwindle into shrubs in temperate regions and at high altitudes. Some bamboo species look like grasses. India is the second largest country in the world, first being China, in bamboo resources both in species variety and distribution. The map shows natural distribution of bamboo on the globe. In addition to natural occurrence, bamboo is being grown as plantations in USA, Japan, China, India and many other countries. Current annual production of bamboo in India is estimated to be 4.5 tons and only less than half of it is being used for manufacturing paper, which is a major industrial use of  Bamboo. Other uses of bamboo include agriculture, housing, handicraft, etc. 

 

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