Bamboo is one of the major and important natural resources of Tripura. The state sustains tropical moist deciduous forests with patches of forests of evergreen species and a substantial area under bamboo brakes. The climate ranges from moist to humid and annual rainfall varies between 2,250-2,500 mm. At least 19 species of bamboos are commonly found in the State (source: Forest Dept. Tripura). The extent of bamboo bearing area in the forests of the state is 3,246 km².