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PROJECT BOLD BY KVIC AND BSF

PROJECT BOLD BY KVIC AND BSF

Context

On 27th July 2021, in the first of its kind efforts to develop green cover in the Indian deserts of Rajasthan, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) planted 1000 bamboo saplings at Tanot village in Jaisalmer, in partnership with the Border Security Force (BSF) as part of KVIC’s Project BOLD (Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought). Maintenance of the plants will be done by BSF

Project BOLD:

  • Aims at serving the national goals of reducing desertification and providing livelihood and multi-disciplinary rural industry support to the local population.
  • Bamboo plantation will provide a green cover and will help in reducing the desertification of this area in Tanot.
  • The bamboo plants will multiply in the future and at the current market rate of Rs 5000 per ton, this product will produce nearly 5 lakh rupees of income which will help in supporting the local economy.
  • On 4th July Project Bold was launched from Nichla Mandwa, a tribal village in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  • 5000 saplings of special bamboo species were planted in this village.

Significance of Bamboo:

  • It can be used for making various things such as furniture, musical instruments, agarbatti sticks, and handicrafts and paper pulp.
  • Bamboo waste is widely used in the making of fuel briquette and charcoal.
  • Bamboos help in the conservation of water and it is used in drought-prone regions.

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