The bamboo and cane crafts occupies important role in the economy of North East Region and is also one of the largest employment provider in the region. The demand for these eco friendly crafts is huge both in the domestic as well as in the international markets. However despite huge production base the products are not sold well due to lack of technology and product development as per the growing consumer preference. Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India with an objective to fill up the gap
in the area of Design and Product Development initiated setting up of Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (BCDI) in 1974. National Centre for Design and Product Development (NCDPD) has been entrusted with the responsibility of running and management of BCDI by O/o. Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) with an objective to professionalize the efforts in an effective manner. NCDPD is all set to run BCDI in a professional manner with an objective to project BCDI as a centre of excellence for Cane and Bamboo. The Technology Centre and Training is being initiated on priority. The centre seeks improvement in the competitiveness by upgrading the technology of production targeted to bamboo and cane manufacturers. Creating and promoting sustainable supply chain management and project India as one of the lead suppliers of eco friendly and greener crafts. Following are the current activities for technology dissemination:

Capacity/Skill development programme: is initiated with an objective to educate and upgrade the knowledge of artisans/craftpersons/entrepreneurs of bamboo handicrafts. A well structured course curriculum is structured where the participants get aware regarding technology, design, product development and marketing.


Integrated Design and Technical Development Project on Bamboo and Cane: The main objectives are to provide new and innovative designs and improve the technical skills of the artisans thereby produce market acceptable products. Beneficiaries of this workshop are the artisans/craftsmen engaged in Bamboo and Cane crafts.


Bamboo Technology Centre: A state of the art technology centre is being set up at BCDI, Agartala to provide the necessary technical information and practical hands on training to the Artisans and craftspersons engaged in the Cane and Bamboo Sector. This centre will also facilitate industry oriented training programme.


Bambusetum: facilitates for educating the artisans, visitors and students regarding different bamboos, their characters, properties and identification etc.


In house publication: ‘The Enquirer’ quarterly news letter for information regarding technology, design and product development. ‘Design Excellence 2010’ is a compilation of various designs for cane and bamboo product lines. “Know Your Bamboo” a simple book in three languages i.e. English, Hindi and Bengali. It contains information regarding bamboo diversity, propagation, management, seasoning and methods of treatments.


Associations: with INBAR for transfer of technology, training, global market linkages and other areas. BCDI and Tripura University (A central university) signed a MoU for one year PG Diploma on Bamboo cultivation and resource utilization.

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BCDI–communicating bamboo science and technologies

Abhinav Kant   Bamboo and Cane Development Institute

Shiv Panse   Bamboo and Cane Development Institute

Manoj Ghosh   Bamboo and Cane Development Institute

Bhanwar Kirar   Bamboo and Cane Development Institute

Mohit Notta   Bamboo and Cane Development Institute

Johann Kwong – Bamboo and Cane Development Institute

The bamboo and cane crafts occupies important role in the economy of North East Region and is also one of the largest employment provider in the region. The demand for these eco friendly crafts is huge both in the domestic as well as in the international markets. However despite huge production base the products are not sold well due to lack of technology and product development as per the growing consumer preference. Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India with an objective to fill up the gap
in the area of Design and Product Development initiated setting up of Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (BCDI) in 1974. National Centre for Design and Product Development (NCDPD) has been entrusted with the responsibility of running and management of BCDI by O/o. Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) with an objective to professionalize the efforts in an effective manner. NCDPD is all set to run BCDI in a professional manner with an objective to project BCDI as a centre of excellence for Cane and Bamboo. The Technology Centre and Training is being initiated on priority. The centre seeks improvement in the competitiveness by upgrading the technology of production targeted to bamboo and cane manufacturers. Creating and promoting sustainable supply chain management and project India as one of the lead suppliers of eco friendly and greener crafts. Following are the current activities for technology dissemination:

Capacity/Skill development programme: is initiated with an objective to educate and upgrade the knowledge of artisans/craftpersons/entrepreneurs of bamboo handicrafts. A well structured course curriculum is structured where the participants get aware regarding technology, design, product development and marketing.


Integrated Design and Technical Development Project on Bamboo and Cane: The main objectives are to provide new and innovative designs and improve the technical skills of the artisans thereby produce market acceptable products. Beneficiaries of this workshop are the artisans/craftsmen engaged in Bamboo and Cane crafts.


Bamboo Technology Centre: A state of the art technology centre is being set up at BCDI, Agartala to provide the necessary technical information and practical hands on training to the Artisans and craftspersons engaged in the Cane and Bamboo Sector. This centre will also facilitate industry oriented training programme.


Bambusetum: facilitates for educating the artisans, visitors and students regarding different bamboos, their characters, properties and identification etc.


In house publication: ‘The Enquirer’ quarterly news letter for information regarding technology, design and product development. ‘Design Excellence 2010’ is a compilation of various designs for cane and bamboo product lines. “Know Your Bamboo” a simple book in three languages i.e. English, Hindi and Bengali. It contains information regarding bamboo diversity, propagation, management, seasoning and methods of treatments.


Associations: with INBAR for transfer of technology, training, global market linkages and other areas. BCDI and Tripura University (A central university) signed a MoU for one year PG Diploma on Bamboo cultivation and resource utilization.

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