Product Development and Market Assessment of Bamboo Boards using Indian species
Tata Trusts is committed to addressing emerging developmental needs in agricultural development and takes this forward by support to CIBART for making bamboo based board furniture using Indian species and addressing value chain issues. Recently in March 2015, CIBART has been awarded for a Project titled “Product development and market assessment of bamboo boards using Indian Species” by Sir NavajbaiRatan Tata Trust, Mumbai. Across the World, bamboo is used industrially for a range of applications and CIBART has partnered with Native Konbac Bamboo Products Pvt. Ltd., a leading Company promoting Bamboo plantation, bamboo furniture and structures in the Konkan Region in the implementation of “Product development and market assessment of bamboo products using Indian species and promoting Bamboo board products” in identification, selection, processing, designing and making bamboo based board furniture using Indian species and addressing value chain issues in promoting bamboo boards and industrial application.
CIBART displayed the bamboo board furniture in Global Bamboo Summit in Indore during April 2016 and Dignitaries Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Ms. Sumitra Mahajan visited and appreciated the newly designed bamboo board furniture.
The project is operational in Maharashtra and has drawn upon practices of industries producing bamboo boards in the north eastern states of India. The furniture made by using bamboo boards received a good response and valuable feedbackin the UBX-INDEX exhibition since it compares favourablywith similar products in the global marketplace, both in terms of price and quality.
- FourIndian species suitable.
- Machinery procured and existing facilities utilized.
- Design development, awareness generation and market development completed.
- Trials completedand bamboo board furniture produced.