About Bamboo Nursery
Bamboo is the most common Non timber Forest Produce (NTFP) found in India. It occupies more than 25% share among NTFP.
NTFP division started nursery at Taipu during the year 2007-08 by nodal cutting followed by macro proliferation. During the year 2007-08 National Bamboo Mission(NBM) funded Rs 2.73 Lakh for production of 50,000 bamboo seedlings/cuttings. Based on the guidelines of National Bamboo Mission (NBM) nine species have been raised and 18,650 nos have been distributed
During the Year 2006-07 more than 10,000 bamboo cuttings were supplied to different Divisions of North Bengal and during 2007-08, this amounts to more than 27,000. During 2008-09(upto November) 18,650 cuttings and seedlings of bamboo species have been given to Darjeeling Division and Kurseong Division of Hill Circle for creation of plantation
Besides this at Tukriajhar 10 ha bamboo plantation was created during 1999-2000 and maintained by this Division. In the Financial Year 2007-08 Cheque of Rs 34,200.00 handed over by Sri A. K .Raha,IFS, Principal Chief Conservator Of Forests, West Bengal as usufructory benefit to Tukriajhar FPC.