Tribal Development Department

Product Development and Market Assessment of Bamboo Boards using Indian species

CIBART is implementing a replicable and scalable sustainable livelihoods development project based on bamboo in South Gujarat under the Development Support Agency (D-SAG), Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat since August 2009. Technical backstopping support and overall project supervision from INBAR, this project intends to work at each level of the bamboo value chain from resource building through processing to marketing and enterprise development. The purpose is strengthening bamboo production and processing by South Gujarat tribal, enabling commercial market linkages towards sustainable employment, enhanced income and improved quality of life.

CIBART established two high quality Common Facility centres for processing and furniture production, one hi-tech tissue culture nursery and one traditional nursery for plants propagation and nurturing in the operational districts. Continuous skills building training programs for the artisans, support in homestead plantation, plantation with farmers, block and boundary plantation, making bamboo structures and training activities accomplished in the three operational districts.

Over 200 artisans employed at our centres and the interventions during the project have succeeded in improving per capita income of artisans, increased expenditure on quality food, clothing and education to the children.

Skills Building

Supported by Development Commissioner, Handicrafts,Ministry of Textiles Govt of India.

Common Facility Centre Establishment

CIBART had established a Common Facility Centre in Bagthan, Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh with initial funding supporting by DC (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India for bamboo working machines. The purpose is to conduct training on bamboo crafts and bamboo furniture to improve livelihoods of bamboo working community and serving as a common facility centre for the bamboo artisans.

CIBART had established a Common Facility Centre in Kudal, Ratnagiri district with funding supporting by DC (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The purpose is to conduct training on bamboo crafts and bamboo furniture to improve livelihoods of bamboo working community and serving as a common facility centre for the bamboo artisans.

Development of the skills of rural members on bamboo crafts, products and furniture in HP

With funding support from DRDA, DWDO, NABARD, DIC, NBM, over 750 community members have been trained on bamboo crafts, bamboo furniture making and small products making since 2010 to date.