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Bamboo in Tripura

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.

Bamboo Species vs. Product Matrix

Local name Botanical name Incense Handicrafts Mats Furniture
Local name Kanakaich Botanical name Thyrsostachys oliveri Incense - Handicrafts X Mats - Furniture X
Local name Barak Botanical name Bambusa balcooa Incense - Handicrafts - Mats - Furniture X
Local name Bom/Bethua Botanical name Bambusa cacharensis Incense - Handicrafts X Mats X Furniture X
Local name Makhla Botanical name Bambusa pallida Incense - Handicrafts X Mats X Furniture -
Local name Paura Botanical name Bambusa polymorpha Incense X Handicrafts X Mats - Furniture -
Local name Mirtinga Botanical name Bambusa tulda Incense - Handicrafts X Mats X Furniture -
Local name Bari/Jai Botanical name Bambusa vulgaris Incense - Handicrafts X Mats - Furniture X
Local name Rupai Botanical name Dendrocalamus longispathus Incense - Handicrafts X Mats X Furniture X
Local name Lathi Baans Botanical name Dendrocalamus strictus Incense - Handicrafts X Mats - Furniture X
Local name Muli Botanical name Melocanna baccifera Incense X Handicrafts - Mats X Furniture -
Local name Dolu Botanical name Schizostachyum dullooa Incense - Handicrafts X Mats X Furniture -
Local name Pecha Botanical name Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Incense - Handicrafts - Mats - Furniture -
Local name Kanta Bans Botanical name Bambusa bambos Incense - Handicrafts - Mats - Furniture -
Local name Tetua Botanical name Bambusa jaintiana Incense - Handicrafts - Mats - Furniture -
Local name Kanta barak Botanical name Bambusa salarkhanii Incense - Handicrafts - Mats - Furniture -
Local name Kailyai Botanical name Gigantochloa andananica Incense - Handicrafts - Mats - Furniture -
Local name Kali Botanical name Oxytenanthera nigrociliata Incense - Handicrafts - Mats - Furniture -
Local name Lata Bans Botanical name Melocalamus compactiflorus Incense - Handicrafts - Mats - Furniture -
Local name Konkaich Botanical name Bambusa comillensis Incense X Handicrafts - Mats X Furniture -

Utilisation of bamboo in Tripura

• In Tripura, bamboo is utilised for: Rural Housing: posts, walls, roof structure, roofing material, scaffolding, fencing and gates (Bari, Barak, Muli, Makal)

• Agricultural implements, baskets, food grain containers rain shields, head gear and other functional products

• Edible shoots for food, particularly amongst tribal communities

• Handicraft items: toys, ‘morra’, winnowing trays, handfans, mats (Muli, Paora and Mritinga), wall panels, screens (Mritinga, makal), umbrella handles (Muli), fishing rods (Kanak kaich), agarbatti sticks (Paora, Dolu, Barak)

• Supply of raw material to the Panchgram paper mill.

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