ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources & Development Agency (APBRDA) on Saturday launched bamboo flower pots, which can replace plastics to maintain an environment-friendly atmosphere, in a ceremony held at Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa, Papum Pare district in presence of dozens of bamboo farmers and officers and officials of the APBRDA.
Speaking on the occasion, APBRDA Chairman Tungri Effa said: ‘Today world leaders and scientists and environmentalists are concerned over global warming as well as for the protection and preservation of the environment, flora and fauna. The central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and State Govt under Chief Minister Pema Khandu are equally concerned on the matter and various steps have been taken up.
Plastics which are daily used at home, school, offices need to be discarded by concerned citizens, he said and added that since the APBRDA which is promoting the plantation of bamboo and of bamboo products need to be adopted in various forms.
After the declaration of bamboo as grass, it is necessary that the use of bamboo has to be promoted for commercial use and the deserving youths should come up and venture into the scheme to become entrepreneurs and promote economic sustainability and become Atmanirbhar, said the APBRDA Chairman.
APBRDA is educating the people, especially the rural youths so that they can take up bamboo plantations and also trained them, get subsidy for its commercial utility and learn to earn for livelihood and become employers instead of looking for employment, he added while assuring to provide technology and support to local youths who are desiring to venture into the bamboo production and cultivation on commercial basis.
DFO (Silviculture) Suraj Singh, APBRDA MD Dr G Murtem, and Scientist RK Taj, among others, were present on the occasion.