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OXYGEN PARK IN TAMIL NADU

OXYGEN PARK IN TAMIL NADU

Context

Recently, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has designed an ‘oxygen park’ with Beema Bamboo.

Details

  • Beema or Bheema Bamboo is a superior clone, selected from Bambusa balcooa, a higher biomass yielding bamboo species.
  • It has been developed by the conventional breeding method.
  • It is considered to be one of the fastest-growing plants.
  • It grows one-and-a-half feet per day under tropical conditions.
  • It is said to be the best ‘carbon sink’ to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions.
  • It may generate over 300 kilograms of oxygen annually which may be sufficient for one person for one year.
  • It is a useful material for the construction industry.

About Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

It is an agricultural university located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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