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Mission participated in IITF 2012 along with its supported entrepreneurs. (IITF)

14-27 November, 2012

New Delhi India International Trade Fair a premier event organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 14 – 27 November, 2012. NMBA participated with its supported entrepreneurs.

On display were products ranging from engineered bamboo prefab shelters, bamboo prefab guard post, furniture, charcoal, blinds, incense sticks, processed bamboo shoots, bamboo based mathematical instruments, models of bamboo briquetting machines, polyhouse, bamboo based utility items etc.

One of the major attractions of NMBA stall was the kids play area, made of whole bamboo jointing technology. The play area was made open to kids during exhibitions hours and generated lot of excitement amongst the kids. It was an eye catcher during the fair as stated by media.

Following the trend to give NMBA‘s stall a novel look, Mission this year engaged a German architect working on Indo-German JV, to design the NMBA pavilion. The complete structure was made from whole bamboo using unique jointing technology without any nail or nut/bolt.

Also, to create more enthusiasm and interest among the general masses, artists from Assam Bamboo Band were invited who displayed the instruments made from bamboo which were used in creating mesmerising music. Similarly dancers from Gujarat were also able to allure the visitors using bamboo faces in traditional Bhawani dance. Warali painter from Gujarat also demonstrated their skills. Craftsman from Gujarat exhibited their skills with bamboo by chiselling ships inside glass bottles entirely of bamboo.

To further educate the general masses on applications of bamboo and activities of NMBA in an interactive and effective way through artists, sessions of street play were organised at NMBA stall which was a big crowed puller.

The NMBA pavilion was inaugurated by Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The Secretary along with Joint Secretary of the Ministry took round of the pavilion including segments of bamboo houses and highly appreciated the efforts put in by the NMBA for the promotion of the sector.  

Participation in 32nd India International Trade Fair (IITF)

 

32ND India International Trade Fair (IITF) is to be held at Pragati Maidan from November 14TH to 27TH, 2012. This year the theme is "Skilling India".

NMBA has been participating in India International Trade Fair since 2006 and even fetched award for Best Public Sector Display in IITF 2009, 2010 & 2011. For the last three years, Mission has displayed at a bare space adjacent to defense pavilion admeasuring 650sq. meter. People also have started recognizing this area as bamboo pavilion, and thus have received increasing number of footfalls every year. NMBA conducted for the third time in succession, a festival on bamboo aptly named ‘BAMBOOSTIC 2011’ focusing on bamboo, Nature’s Miracle Grass with over 1500 uses. The objective of the festival is to create awareness among the youth and create positive enlightenment about bamboo in the general public, largely ignorant about the numerous advantages of bamboo. NMBA also displayed the various dishes made by processed bamboo shoots and allowed customers to taste the same. This allowed the consumers of Delhi/ NCR to become aware about how processed bamboo shoots could be used in their daily meals as dishes made from bamboo shoots like soups, pakoras, chutneys, murabbas received great response.

NMBA has confirmed participation in the 32nd IITF fair to be held during November 14TH to 27TH, 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. NMBA would display products ranging from low cost rural bamboo housing, engineered bamboo prefab shelters, disaster relief housing, Thermo Plastics, Furniture, charcoal, blinds, Incense sticks, processed bamboo shoots etc.
Furthermore, to create enthusiasm and interest among the general masses, artisan from different states will be invited to the venue who would give live demo of handcrafted bamboo products.

IITF, 2011 saw participation of 7,000 exhibitors, including overseas participation from 28 countries, representing over 350 companies. A large number of domestic and foreign business persons visited the fair and attracted trade delegations from 73 countries. Over one million general visitors also visited the fair during 14-27 November,
2011.

In making the participation in IITF a memorable event, Mission is inviting all its supported entrepreneurs who are willing to participate under the roof of NMBA.  Interested NMBA supported partners are requested to confirm their participation in the fair latest by 30th September 2012.

WINNERS OF BAMBOOSTIC 2011

The result of competitions – painting, slogan and quiz at BAMBOOSTIC 2011 organized at NMBA’s pavilion at IITF 2011, Pragati Maidan is as follows:

 
AGE GROUP PAINTING
  I II III
4-8 Years Ansh Jain Shonik Goyal Kanika Singh
9-13 Years Sanni Kumar Khushboo Chauhan
Vishal Dutta Tiwari
Bhomik Rajlok
14-18 Years Deepak Kumar Rohit Gupta Anuj
Above 18 Years Subhrananda Das Akansha Garg
Roop Chandni
Neha

 

AGE GROUP SLOGAN
  I II III Consolation
4-8 Years Jasmine Oberoi Om Sandeep Gadekar Yuganshu  
9-13 Years Sanni Kumar Siddhi Joshi Aakash Kumar  
14-18 Years Pallavi Gupta Surbhi Goyal Priyanka Singh Deepak Kumar
Above 18 Years Kaka Prasad Rathore Alpa Sethi Sonali Mittal  

 

AGE GROUP QUIZ
  I II III
4-8 Years
Aakriti Kumari
Shruti Rai
Garvit Bajaj  
9-13 Years Mausam Rai
Dhruvi
Nitesh
Saurav Kumar Mishra
14-18 Years
Alisha Saifi
Md. Sameer
M. Shahazed Saifi
Raja
Narender
Kamal
Shivam Anand
Paras Tiwari
Dev Kumar Mehto
Above 18 Years Rishi Sangal
Sumit
Shikha Arora
Amit Singh Chauhan
Meghna Khemka
Manoj Kumar

Winner can collect their prizes from following address from 2nd January, 2012 onwards:

The Bamboo Store
N-11, Rear lane, N-Block Market
Greater Kailash part I, New Delhi
(Near HIDESIGN)
T: 011-64628322

Store timings: 10:30 A.M to 6:00 P.M
Tuesday closed 

Parents on behalf of winners can also collect the prizes by showing the photo ID Proof of child.

India Inter-national Trade Fair
14-27 November, 2011, New Delhi

India International Trade Fair is a premier event organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 14 – 27 November, 2011. NMBA participated with its supported entrepreneurs.

NMBA received Gold Medal in the category of Public Sector Undertakings, EPCs, Commodity Boards and Banks Pavilion adjudged First for Excellence in Display at above IITF 2011.
 
On display were products ranging from low cost rural bamboo housing, engineered bamboo prefab shelters, disaster relief housing, Thermo Plastics, Furniture, charcoal, blinds, Incense sticks, processed bamboo shoots etc. NMBA takes pride in being associated with the global effort towards environment friendly, biodegradable products and for greener solutions.

Furthermore, to create more enthusiasm and interest among the general masses, artisan from Bihar were brought to the venue who handcrafted bamboo baskets mats and other such items which helped raise attention towards its utility. Bamboo Orchestra group from Gujarat also displayed the unique instruments made from bamboo which were used in creating mesmerising music along with their traditional dances.

The stall of Gee Gee (Foods & Packaging) Pvt. Ltd. allowed tasting of dishes made from bamboo shoots like soups, pakoras, chutneys, murabbas to general public and received great response.

The NMBA pavilion was inaugurated by Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The Secretary took round of the pavilion including segments of bamboo houses and appreciated the efforts put in by the NMBA for the promotion of the sector. The Secretary also appreciated the efforts of NMBA in the disaster relief work at Skikim where NMBA has already constructed 3,200 sq ft. of housing structures for rehabilitating the life affected by earthquake. Secretary also appreciated the served bamboo shoot dishes.

NMBA conducted for the third time in succession, Festival ‘BAMBOOSTIC 2011’ focusing on bamboo, Nature’s Miracle Grass with over 1500 uses. The objective of the festival was to create awareness among the youth and create positive enlightenment about bamboo in the general public which is largely ignorant about the many advantages of bamboo. And bring to light the various ways of how bamboo can be mainstreamed and incorporated into the daily lives of people.

 

2nd Vision of Uttrakhand 2011, Dehradun.
10th to 12th April 2011


2nd Vision of Uttrakhand 2011, Dehradun was organized by Sai Creative Events and Promotion at Prade Ground, Dehradun from 10th April to 12th April, 2011. The theme pavilion of the exhibition was supported by NMBA. NMBA attracted visitors by the versatile utilization of bamboo. NMBA showcased a variety of bamboo based products in the exhibition. Products like Bamboo flooring tiles, particle board, charcoal, bamboo shoots, incense sticks, tooth sticks, publications and bamboo based craft items. Number of visitors visited the stalls and showed interest in bamboo based products in terms of knowledge and commercialization. The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products and publications.

NMBA-ILD Workshop on “Leadership in Bamboo Sector Opportunities and Challenges”

31 January - 4 February 2011

National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA) in collaboration with Institute of Leadership Development (ILD) has organized 5 days workshop cum brain storming session on “Leadership in Bamboo Sector: Opportunities and Challenges”. The five days workshop was attended by 25-30 participants f various bamboo industries. The session was inaugurated by Mr Raju Sharma, Director ILD with theme “The Magic of Bamboo”. Many of the bamboo experts has shared   their experiences and also provided the overview of the Indian and International bamboo sector. Mr.Sanjeev Karpe from KONBAC shared his experiences on bamboo construction of Konkan Bamboo & Cane Development Centre. Mr.Ajay Kumar, Mission Coordinator, NMBA encouraged the participants about the potential of bamboo industry in each and every sector viz. bamboo in energy sector, bamboo as green alternative in construction.

98th Indian Science Congress ISC Expo- 2011
3 to 7 January, 2011

The 98th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC) held by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) at the SRM University in Kattankulathur near Chennai on Jan 3-7, 2011. The science congress deliberated on the focal theme ‘Quality Education and Excellence in Scientific Research in Indian Universities’.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the Indian Science Congress. Union Science and Technology Minister Hon’ble Kapil Sibal addressed the inaugural session of the Congress. The Congress was attended by over 7,000 delegates from India and abroad, including six Nobel Laureates and several eminent scientists from across the world. NMBA participated in the Science Expo under one banner of Department of Science & Technology along with subordinate offices of DST includes SOI, TDB, SCTIMST, IIA and ARCI Hyderabad, TIFAC, NIF of India, ARI, BSIP, Bose Institute Vigyan parser.

Mission’s stall attracted visitors by the displaying versatile applications of bamboo. NMBA exhibited Bamboo flooring tiles, mat boards, roofing samples, charcoal briquettes, canned shoots, incense sticks, Venetian blinds, toothpicks, bamboo based thermoplastics and various publications.   


4th East Himalayan Expo, Siliguri.
10-19 December 2010

4th East Himalayan expo was organized jointly by Indian Trade Promotion Organization New Delhi and FOCIN (Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of North Bengal) in Siliguri West Bengal on 10-19th December, 2010. Venue: Paribahan Nagar, Siliguri. Bangladesh was the Partner country.

The fair was focused on consumer goods like Agricultural machinery & equipment, Tea processing equipment, plants etc.,  Confectionery making machinery, Dairy products, Packaging machinery & Materials, Solar energy equipment and other non traditional power driven machinery and equipments. Fair also shown various handicraft works from states like Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, west Bengal, Bodoland Assom along with Bangladesh.

NMBA had demonstrated its Bamboo composite structure of size 20’*22’ incl. 6 feet verandah along with variety of bamboo based products. The model hosing structure was very well appreciated along with other products and overwhelming response/inquires had been received during the exhibition.

2nd North East Agri Expo
15-19 December, 2010, Dimapur

2nd North East Agri Expo 2010 was organized by the Government of Nagaland, in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) with the theme “Prosperity through Agriculture” at Dimapur from 15 – 19 December, 2010.

During the Expo various conferences and meets to create awareness among stakeholders was also organised. The expo was inaugurated on 15 December 2010 by Shri B K Handique, Hon’ble Minister of Mines and DoNER, Government of India and Shri Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland. NMBA participated in the mentioned exhibition as one of the ‘Gold Sponsor’. Mission’s stall attracted visitors by the displaying versatile applications of bamboo. NMBA exhibited Bamboo flooring tiles, mat boards, roofing samples, charcoal briquettes, canned shoots, incense sticks, venetian blinds, toothpicks, bamboo based thermoplastics and various publications.
    


Vision Jammu and Kashmir 2010
9-12 December, 2010, Jammu

Vision Jammu and Kashmir 2010 was organized by Friendz Exhibitions and Promotions Pvt. Ltd. with the mission to showcase various Innovative developments in the field of Science and Technology, Infrastructure, Tourism, Micro small and Medium Industries and Healthcare. The major participants were Power Grid Corporation of India, Ministry of floriculture, J&K, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (a CSIR Initiative), Apollo Indraprastha Hospitals to name a few.

The event was inaugurated by Mr. Sham Lal Sharma, Minister of Health, Floriculture and Horticulture, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir.

NMBA portrayed its contribution in disaster stricken areas of Leh by the construction of bamboo pre-fabricated structures by means of Posters along with display of various bamboo applications. Various schools of the state actively participated and esteemed guests had shown keen interest in the development drive initiated by NMBA in Jammu and Kashmir.

The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products like bamboo flooring, blinds, mat boards and furniture. The visitors were enthusiastic about the structures made of bamboo and it received appreciation and encouragement by means of queries pertaining to its use by them.


India Inter-national Trade Fair

14-27 November, 2010, New Delhi

India International Trade Fair is a premier event organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 14 – 27 November, 2010. NMBA participated with its supported entrepreneurs.
NMBA received Silver Medal in the Central Government Pavilion adjudged First for Excellence in Display at above IITF 2010. 

 
On display were products ranging from whole bamboo houses, engineered bamboo prefab shelters, disaster relief housing, Flooring, Thermo Plastics, Furniture, charcoal, blinds, Incense sticks etc. Bamboo bicycle, microscope, lamps, innovative bamboo chairs, bamboo timber are to be seen to understand the extent of application areas of bamboo. NMBA takes pride in being associated with the global effort towards environment friendly, biodegradable products and for greener solutions.


Furthermore, to create more enthusiasm and interest among the general masses, few artisans from the North –Eastern states like Meghalaya were brought to the venue who handcrafted bamboo baskets and other such items which helped raise attention towards its utility. Not the least, kites were flown by the kite makers brought in from Uttar Pradesh and the main attraction of these kites were that they were hand made at the venue with the help of bamboo sticks and were even given to visitors to try their hands at flying them.


The NMBA pavilion was inaugurated by Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The Secretary took round of the pavilion including segments of bamboo houses and appreciated the efforts put in by the NMBA for the promotion of the sector.


The Secretary also appreciated the efforts of NMBA in the disaster relief work at Leh, where NMBA has already constructed 45,000 sq ft. of housing structures and still working to erect another 24,000 sq ft. despite the inclement weather at Leh. The posters of the work done by NMBA in providing relief to the disaster stricken areas of Leh was also depicted by means of Posters at the pavilion in IITF,2010.
NMBA conducted for the second time in succession, Festival ‘BAMBOOSTIC 2010’ focusing on bamboo, Nature’s Miracle Grass with over 1500 uses. The objective of the festival was to create awareness among the youth and create positive enlightenment about bamboo in the general public which is largely ignorant about the many advantages of bamboo. And bring to light the various ways of how bamboo can be mainstreamed and incorporated into the daily lives of people.


BAMBOOSTIC celebrated this amazing green lumber through multiple public interfaces:

 Date

Event 1

Event 2

Event 3

Event 4

Event 5

Nov.19

Painting Competition for children in different age groups

Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

Nov. 20

Quiz Competition for children in different age groups

Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

Nov.21

Slogan writing Competition for children in different age groups

Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

Nov.22

Painting Competition for children in different age groups

Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

Nov. 23

Quiz Competition for children in different age groups

 Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

Nov.24

Slogan writing Competition for children in different age groups

Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

Nov.25

Painting Competition for children in different age groups

Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

Nov. 26

Quiz Competition for children in different age groups

Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

Nov.27

Slogan writing Competition for children in different age groups

Bamboo Craft display

Bamboo play ground

Rainbow Wonder wall of Bamboo with Friend of Bamboo  Photo-op

Face painting

All winning entries have been posted on the NMBA website and participation certificates are being provided to all taking part in the different competitions.

New Delhi
Secretary, Dept. of Science & Technology, Government of India visited 9-Mahadev Road

 

Technology Day 2010
11 May, Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi

An exhibition was organized by Technology Development Board, DST on the eve of Technology Day. NMBA showcased a variety of bamboo based products in the exhibition. Products like bamboo mat shuttering ply, flooring tiles, UV and water proof roofing sheets, charcoal, activated carbon, edible bamboo shoots and , machine made Venetian blinds etc were displayed. The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products.

India Inter- national Trade Fair
14-27 November, 2009, New Delhi

India International Trade Fair is a premier event organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 14 – 27 November, 2009. NMBA participated with its supported entrepreneurs.

NMBA received Gold Medal in the Central Government Pavilion adjudged First for Excellence in Display at above IITF 2009. 

On display were products ranging from whole bamboo houses, engineered bamboo prefab shelters, disaster relief housing, Flooring, Thermo Plastics, Furniture, charcoal, blinds, Incense sticks etc. Bamboo bicycle, microscope, lamps, innovative bamboo chairs, bamboo timber are to be seen to understand the extent of application areas of bamboo. NMBA takes pride in being associated with the global effort towards environment friendly, biodegradable products and for greener solutions.

The NMBA pavilion was inaugurated by Hon’ ble Minister of State (I/C) for Science & Technology, Government of India. The minister took round of the pavilion including different segment of bamboo houses and appreciated the efforts put in by the NMBA for the promotion of the sector.

The formal comment made by the minister “NMBA has changed people’s perception about use of bamboo in many applications, housing, furniture, boards, flooring etc. We need to work on continues availability of raw material. My Best Wishes to all those who made this possible. The stall in the Trade Fair is well designed”.

NMBA also proud to present for the first time ever, a festival BAMBOOSTIC 2009 focused on bamboo, Nature’s Miracle Grass with over 1500 uses. The goal of the festival was to influence hearts and minds to use bamboo which is an easily renewable resource for a cleaner, greener India. The idea was to make people realize the many advantages of bamboo, especially in terms of being a ‘green’ eco-friendly alternative to wood and plastics in construction and day to day life.

BAMBOOSTIC celebrates this amazing green lumber through multiple public interfaces:

* The Green Way: A show of innovative bamboo products
* Bamboo theme Painting Competition for children ( Nov 19 & 22)
* Bamboo theme Poetry Competition for children and adults (Nov 20 & 23)
* Bamboo theme Slogan Writing Competition for children and adults (Nov 21 & 24)

All winning entries will be posted on the NMBA website and participation certificates are being provided to all taking part in the different competitions.

Square Stick Making Training
Haltugoan, Kokrajhar, 3rd week of September, 2009

A thirty day market linked skill development/ training in community level square stick manufacturing has been completed successfully at, Haltugoan, Kokrajhar from the 1st week of September, 2009. Training had been conducted in GaurangBoro Bible School, a woman society, promoting the livelihood development of women in the area. 

NMBA in association with Bodoland Development Board and Andhra Pradesh Development Center (APTDC) achieved target to trained around 60 people on stick making.

Research and Demonstration Project on Bamboo Shelters for disaster relief and  rehabilitation

This R&D project proposal invitation is based on the widespread understanding that bamboo shelters compiled from prefab whole bamboo and bamboo board elements can be a quick and cost effective (as well as equity sustaining and eco-friendly) route for disaster relief and rehabilitation.
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Expression of Interest (EOI)

The NMBA has decided to empanel select Architects and Architect-designer firms. Such empanelled firms shall be called upon to undertake design and consultancy projects on behalf of NMBA or for NMBA.
For more information download PDF 

PANELEXPO 2009, Delhi.
2-5 April 2009
4th International Exhibition and workshop on wood/bamboo working machinery, plywood, panels, laminates and allied products "PANELEXPO 2009", being organized by Federation of Indian Plywood & Panel Industry in Delhi on 2-5th April 09. Venue:Hall Nos 7-11, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Organisers: Federation of Indian Plywood & Panel Industry & Fair Design India Pvt. Ltd. In Fourth Edition of Panelexpo, there will be a special focus on furniture & furnishings, doors, floor tiles, modular kitchen and accessories.This segment is intended to be a B2B-B2C event attracting architects, designers, builders & developers and end users. NMBA is one of the Panelexpo Supporters

India International Trade Fair, 2008
14-27 November, 2008  Delhi

India International Trade Fair is a premier event organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 14 – 27 November, 2008. NMBA along with its supported entrepreneurs i.e., Garnet Tools and Dhanjal Mechanical Works (machinery manufacturer), Maisang Products Private Ltd. (Bamboo Flooring), Rural Women’s Building Center (RWBC), A.B. Composites Pvt. Ltd and Arunachal Plywood Industries Ltd. (Bamboo House), OVN Bio Tech. ( Gasifier), The Bamboo Store (marketing) participated in the trade fair. NMBA showcased bamboo based products like flooring tiles, bamboo jute composite boards, mat boards, blinds, bamboo shoots, thermoplastics, acrylic based bamboo trays, furniture, plants and models of pre-fabricated bamboo based housing structures. Number of visitors visited the stalls and showed keen interest in bamboo based products in terms of knowledge and commercialization.

2nd Destination Uttrakhand 2008, Dehradun.
18,19, 20 October 2008

2nd Destination Uttrakhand 2008 was organized by Friendz Exhibition & Promotions Pvt Ltd. at Pacific Hotel, Dehradun. The theme pavilion of the exhibition was supported by NMBA. NMBA attracted visitors by the versatile utilization of bamboo. NMBA exhibited Bamboo flooring tiles, particle board and roofing samples, Gasifier model, charcoal, briquettes, canned shoots, incense sticks and bamboo based craft items.Special article on bamboo was covered by local newspaper “I next” and Amar Ujala.

Accenta Flanders International Trade Fair Gent, September 13-21, 2008

Accenta Flanders International Trade Fair was organized at Flanders Expo, Gent, Belgium from September 13 to 21, 2008. The fair was organized in an area of 44,000 sq meters and India was given the status of ‘Guest of Honor 2008’. India’s participation was organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (IPTO). Major participants of Indian Pavilion including NMBA are Technology Development Board, India Tourism, Tea Board of India etc.  

NMBA participated with the aim of creating marketing linkages and displaying its products in Belgium market. Awareness was also created about use of bamboo as environment friendly, employment generator and substitute of wood. 

NMBA showcased bamboo based products like flooring tiles, bamboo jute composite boards, mat boards, blinds, thermoplastics, acrylic based bamboo trays, furniture, plants and models of pre-fabricated bamboo based housing structures. The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products like bamboo flooring, blinds, mat boards and furniture.

Technology Day 2008
11 May, Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi

An exhibition was organized by Technology Development Board, DST on the eve of Technology Day. NMBA showcased a variety of bamboo based products in the exhibition. Products like flooring tiles, UV and water proof roofing sheets, charcoal, activated carbon, edible bamboo shoots and bamboo mat shuttering ply, machine made Venetian blinds etc were displayed. The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products.

NBM Exhibition, 2008

National Bamboo Mission under Ministry of Agriculture, organized an International Conference in New Delhi on 15th – 17th April, 2008 with the theme Improvement of Bamboo Productivity and Marketing for Sustainable Livelihood. A presentation was made by NMBA official in the technical session of the conference. During the conference, an exhibition on Bamboo related activities, under bamboo products, machineries etc. was held at the, Ashoka Hotel and ICAR-NASC Complex, Pusa. NMBA showcased a variety of bamboo products in the exhibition like flooring tiles, UV and water proof roofing sheets, charcoal, activated carbon, incense sticks, bamboo composites, edible bamboo shoots and bamboo mat shuttering ply, machine made Venetian blinds, various bamboo structure models etc. The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products and publications.

Indiawood 2008 at Bangalore

The fifth edition of Asia’s largest International Exhibition of Woodworking Machinery, Tools, Fittings, Accessories, Materials and Products, INDIAWOOD 2008, was organized in Bangalore from 29 February – 4 March at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. The 5 day event featured the largest exposition in the region for the trade. NMBA participated in mentioned fair along with its supported units named Loga Shree Creations (Bamboo Furniture), Prashant Bamboo Machines (Bamboo Machinery), Dhanjal Mechanical Works Pvt. Ltd. (Bamboo Machinery), Good Rich Sugars Ltd. (Particle Board), Kosons Forest Products Pvt. Ltd.(Bamboo Flooring), A.B.Composites (Pre fabricated structure). Large number of visitors evinced keen interest in the various products of units supported by NMBA

Enterprise North East Exhibition, 2008

Enterprise North East Exhibition was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Guwahati from 21st to 24th February, 2008. NMBA has participated in mentioned exhibition along with supported units named Kosons Forest Product (P) Ltd. (Bamboo Flooring) and Rhino Bamboo Industry (Bamboo Venetian Blinds). Large number of visitors evinced keen interest in the various products supported by NMBA.

NMBA Organizes Entrepreneur’s Meet at Guwahati

Entrepreneur’s meet was organized at Guwahati on 4th and 5th February, 2008 with the aim to promote processing and packaging of bamboo shoots. Around 50 entrepreneurs participated in the meet. Participants were enthusiastic and response of meet was encouraging.
 
Asom International Trade Fair, 2008

North East Trade Promotion and Development Council organize Asom International Trade Fair 2008 from 5th February to 17 February, 2008. NMBA along with its supported units like Kosons (Bamboo Flooring), Rhino Bamboo (Bamboo Venetian Blinds) andothers are participating in the mentioned fair. 

REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT 2008

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION & SEMINARS

The above trade fair is a premier event  in collaboration with Rajasthan Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Rajasthan Real Estate Development Association with major participants includes CSIR, TDB, CDI etc. on 18th to 20th January, 2008 at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Demonstration and display of the structural and other materials of NMBA would help in leveraging our potentialities within the country. This would serve as a showcase to project our progress in the various facets of product development wood substitutes and composites, plant material and structural applications.

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27th India International Trade Fair

The India International Trade Fair has been playing a crucial role in accelerating the growth of business as well as brand building by establishing a common platform for the trading community across the world concerning varied sectors. NMBA along with Gee Gee Foods (Marketing Agency) is participating in IITF-2007 from 14 th to 27th November, 2007. Since this year theme of IITF is "Processed Foods & Agro Industries", NMBA is displaying bamboo shoots manufactured by supported companies. Large number of visitors are visiting the stall and showing keen interest in bamboo shoots in terms of knowledge and commercialization as well.   

NMBA facilitates Bamboo Policy for States

Bamboo has been identified as the resource for the future with immense potentials. India is uniquely endowed with large resources of bamboo and a deep rooted tradition of skills and usage.

It is a catalyst for development, enlarging economic opportunities, employment and livelihoods. NMBA has been striving for the overall development of the sector. Access to the resource by the user agencies particularly due to the existing transit regimes and felling rules under the various forest acts. The industrial development policies will also have linkage to this.

However the development in the sector needs interdisciplinary support and initiatives. For this a state specific bamboo policy has to be brought in place. A few states in the country has already brought out their state policy. Some of these are Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and Nagaland. Others like Orissa, Maharashtra and Meghalaya are in the process of preparing such policy. The process reflects the views and aspirations of all stake holders.

NMBA on its part is facilitating and supporting such stake holder meetings and workshops to evolve appropriate policy. This also helps in the desired uniformity in common aspects, which is very relevant when inter-sectoral matters and cross boundary issues are anticipated in the effort.

Inside outside Mega Show at Hitex Exhibition Centre Hyderabad

Inside Outside Mega Show is premier exhibition organized at Hitex Exhibition Centre Hyderabad during 11th – 14th October, 2007. It is considered the biggest exposition of furniture, furnishings, building & construction, and interior design industries.
 
NMBA supported agencies in collaboration with CII's -APTDC had displayed there products design, furniture, curtains & blinds, lights and lamps, decorative accessories and floor coverings.
 
Large number of visitors evinced keen interest in the various products supported by NMBA and their availability in the country. The display at the DST stall caught the attention of several visitors and delegation members.
 

Flora 07 international exhibition held at Pragati Maidan New Delhi 
  
Thousand Petals participated in Flora 07 exhibition with encouragement and sponsorship by NMBA for demonstration of Bamboo Playhouses. Large number of visitors visited at the stall and engaged in serious discussions about technology. Many of them have already visited our playhouses in Maharashtra and have placed orders with us. People not only visited our stall but some offered to take up playhouse erection activity in their respective zone as a business. NHB directors showed keen interest in our playhouses. They also offered to take this up for discussion in their office to provide further benefits and help propagate technology to farmers. Eminent Scientist Mr. Swami Nathan and various dignitaries appreciated the concept. There is a keen interest in corporate visitors to construct 'Edke type' playhouses on large scale.

NMBA Organizes Entrepreneur’s meet at Aizwal
Time: 1500 Hrs, 17 August, 2007
Venue: Conference Hall, Tourist Lodge, Chaltlang, Aizwal, India
Contact: Mr.C.Thanchaunga, Directorate of Industries Building, Khatla, Aizwal, Mizoram, Mobile- 09436140958, E-Mail-chuangact@yahoo.com
 
 
NMBA Organizes Entrepreneur’s meet at Shillong
Time: 1500 Hrs, 21 August, 2007

Venue: Pinewood hotel, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Contact: Mr.Harish Chaudhary, Divisional Forest Officer, Jaintia Hills Territorial Divisioin, Jowai, Ph/fax-03652-223709, M-09436301699, E-Mail-harishcc@yahoo.co.in

International workshop on Germplasm Resource Collection, Utilisation, Research and Development of Indian Bamboos at IHBT, Palampur
April 18-20 2007

The NMBA sponsored workshop was conducted in collaboration with IHBT, Palampur. 30 scientists from all over India and abroad participated and deliberated on their experience in the aforementioned topic. The four bamboo experts from Colombia interacted with the participants. A talk on silviculture and management of Guadua angustifolia by Dr. Juan Carloswas appreciated by the participants. Dr. Ximena Londono made a lucid presentation on  Bamboo resources of Colombia, their propagation and management and utilization.

The sessions provided a  effective forum for interactions. Mr. V.S. Oberoi, Mission Director and Mr. Sudhir Pande Advisor NMBA provided the necessary orientation and guidance to the workshop.

The infrastructure, activities and bamboo resource in IHBT are a treat for the visitors. The participants greatly enjoyed the visit and surely got stimulated and inspired.

A workable recommendation on research areas to be addressed in this sector has also emerged. Dr. Anil Sood Scientist IHBT and his team facilitated the workshop.

There was also exchange of propagation material among the participants. This would pave the way for a strong networking amongst bamboo researchers and field practitioners and exchange of information and plant material at all India level.
A compendium on current trends in  bamboo propagation  by way of proceedings is planned for publication.

National level workshop on bamboo cultivation, multiplication and locational trials
KFRI 21st to 22nd December, 2006

Bamboo cultivation practices are being standardized at various locations by taking up multi-locational trials at selected institutions. Some of the parameters being tested are : types of irrigation, organic and inorganic fertilizers and their quantities, spacing, management practices, use of TC and vegetative plant material. The plantations were established in 2005 and the results have started to come.

The Mission is establishing centers for vegetative propagation. Already 10 centers have started to produce plant material of commercially important bamboo species.

Three bambusetums are being established at Guwahati, Hyderabad and Pantnagar to hold good quality germplasm of bamboo species.To discuss the progress of these activities, a meet is being organised at Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi from 21st to 22nd December, 2006. All the agencies participating in the activities will attend the workshop.

National Symposium on Plant Biotechnology
FRI, Dehradun on 12-14 October, 2006.

As part of centenary year celebration of Forest Research institute, Dehradun, NMBA in collaboration with FRI organized a National Symposium on Plant Biotechnology with focus on commercial aspects of tissue culture of bamboo and bamboo plantations. The deliberations were extremely focused on different methods of micro-propagation of bamboo for commercially viable species, including standardization of suitable hormones and process parameters. Dr.C.K.John of NCL, Pune made a detail presentation on in vitro and in vivo flowering of B.bambos including pollen viability. Details of micro-propagation of B.nutans and B.tulda carried out at TERI in terms of shoot multiplication and rooting percentage was also presented by Dr.Sanjay Saxena, TERI.

A Manual of micro-propagation of bamboo published by the NMBA was also brought out and presented in the symposium. It was also emphasised by the NMBA that taking into account the constraints associated with conventional methods of propagation of bamboos, it would be desirable to undertake mass multiplication by tissue culture. However, irrespective of the mode of propagation (conventional or tissue culture) adopted, the mother clumps from which propagules are derived or in vitro cultures are initiated, should be of proven quality.

Entrepreneur meet 2006
An entrepreneur met held at Coorg on 24th July, 2006 at Ponnampet

Approximately 100 people including growers and users (especially stick making units), officials from state forest department (ACCF) and college staff attended the meet.
The processing of shoots using the cluster level shoot processing activity was explained and demonstrated.  Other processing methods like vacuum processing and canning were also explained in detail.

Processing of sticks and slivers was also demonstrated to the participants.

An activity of plantation of Dendrocalamus asper is being taken at Coorg with the involvement of IWST, College of Forestry and the Mission. Good quality plant material is being arranged for the activity. Consumption of bamboo in Coorg

see cluster level shoot processing

Technology Day 2006
11 May, Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi

The NMBA showcased a variety of bamboo based products/structures on the occasion of the Technology Day at Hotel Ashoka. Products like cladding, high altitude structural material, UV and water proof roofing sheets, flooring tiles, charcoal, activated carbon, edible bamboo shoots and bamboo mat shuttering ply, machine made venetian blinds etc were displayed. The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products. These products were meant to instill a belief that bamboo can be a viable substitute for different types of conventional products/structures being used.

Hannover Message 2006
Bamboo at the Hannover Fair, Germany, April 2006

The NMBA brought to the Hannover Messe 2006 from April 24- 28, 2006, a range of indystrial applications of bamboo from India. At  Hannover, India was the partner country, and NMBA partcipated under the banner of Department of Science & Technology (DST). 

The theme of the fair was ‘Get New Technology First’ in which almost 300 companies showcased the vast potential for partnership that India offers for trade, investment and technology collaboration for mutual benefit. The Fair was jointly inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh and Ms Angela Merkel, The Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

NMBA showcased bamboo based products like bamboo parquet flooring, bamboo composite panels, roofing, blinds, bamboo fibre based products, acrylic based bamboo trays, and models of complete and pre-fabricated bamboo based structures. Visitors evinced keen interest in Information Sheets & Publications brought out by NMBA. The display at the DST stall caught the attention of several visitors and delegation members.

Serious enquiries were received from:

  1. Retail Houses & Traders desirous of establishing base in EU for import and subsequent sale of Floorings which are in great demand throughout. List of addresses of manufacturers were provided to such visitors.
  2. Actual consumers of roofing & cladding material for building low-cost housing for economically weaker strata of society.
  3. Delegates from the African sub-continent were desirous of using bamboo based pre-fabricated structures.
  4. Educationists in the field of energy evinced interest in Gasifiers.
  5. Bamboo based Thermoplastic products under development stage were appreciated and suggestions offered to improve them.
  6. Tissue Culture of various species and its adaptability in different climatic conditions.

Showcase Bamboo Technology for Rural Areas
18 – 22 February 2006 at Raibareli

The NMBA exhibited the activities with major concentration at pre-fabricated bamboo structures and showcases the various applications of bamboo with efficient value addition like composite Roofing, Cladding, flooring, bamboo shoots etc. in the exhibition organised by Ministry of Science & Technology at Raibareli from 18th to 22nd February, 2006, to show case the rural technology at Raibareli, Uttar Pradesh. The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products. Also displayed were the bamboo prosthetic products made by Viklang Kendra, Allahabad and the Bamboo Flute technology, a variant of the culm cutting method, uses two, three or multiple noded culm sections for multiplication. by Allahabad Agricultural University. These products were meant to instill a belief that bamboo can be a viable substitute for different types of conventional products being used.

Technology Day 2005
11 May, Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi

The NMBA showcased a variety of bamboo based products on the occasion of the Technology Day at Hotel Ashoka. Products like flooring tiles, UV and water proof roofing sheets, charcoal, activated carbon, edible bamboo shoots and bamboo mat shuttering ply, machine made venetian blinds etc were displayed. The exhibition drew overwhelming response and queries on the products. Also displayed were the bamboo prosthetic products made by Viklang Kendra, Allahabad. These products were meant to instill a belief that bamboo can be a viable substitute for different types of conventional products being used.

BAMFEST 2005
02 - 05 May, Shillong

Organised by CBTC Guwahati, it included a bamboo & cane craft exhibition, bamboo music festival, workshops on rural houisng, product design, training & entreprenuership, and a food festival.

Panelexpo 2005
6-9 April 2005, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

The second international seminar and exhibition on bamboo/wood working machinery, plywood, panels, laminates, furniture and allied products, organised by the Federation of Indian Plywood and Panel Industry.

Design Ideas Competition on Application of bamboo in constuction
2004-05

Organised by HUDCO and the Hari Om Ashram Trust, Nadiad, Gujarat, the competetion was open to those who have executed at least one structure, utlisng bamboo and bamboo composite material in the last five years.

Competition on bamboo based structures
03 - 04 March 2005 at IIT Roorkee

Organised by the Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee, the competition attracted many entries. Bamboo composite material was also displayed. 

Kerala Bamboo Fest 2004
17 - 19 December 2004

Organised by the Kerala State Bamboo Corporation, and the Kerala Bureau of Industrial Promotion, the Kerala Bamboo Fest 2004 was held from 17 - 19 December 2004 at Kochi. As a part of the festival, a Bamboo Expo and Technical Seminar were also held.

Inaugaration of Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan
29 November 2004

The Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan at Aizawl, Mizoram was inaugarated by Shri N.N. Meena, Minister of State, Environment and Forests, Government of India on 29 November 2004. Spread over 12 hectares of land, the Centre will focus on:

  • Silviculture and management
  • Nursery technologies
  • Genetic improvement of bamboo
  • Preservation of bamboo and rattan
  • Mountain ecology and environment
  • Extension
  • Utilisation of bamboo

Mission Launch
25 November 2004

The Minister of State (IC) for Science and Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal, formally launched the National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA) at a Press Conference at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi, on 25 November 2004.

VII World Bamboo Congress
27 February – 04 March 2004 at New Delhi

Discussed various issues on bamboo through a series of sessions. The Mission identified and invited experts for discussing many issues relating to the sector.

The NMBA demonstrated the many application areas of bamboo through working models – mobile gasification system, drum charring unit, and bamboo processing machinery. Some of these exhibits were housed in bamboo trusses.

The mission released five books and two CDs  which received an overwhelming response. A Mission booklet on the thrust areas of the Mission and activities taken by NMBA was also published and circulated.

The Mission sponsored a workshop cum demonstration on natural dyes was organised at the Department of Textiles, IIT- Delhi. 

Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology visits NMBA office

Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences visited NMBA office at Vishwakarma Bhawan, New Delhi on 9th August, 2011. The Minister took keen interest on the activities supported by Mission for the development of bamboo sector in India. He was extremely happy to learn about the value addition, employment generation which has been brought about due to the technological intervention by NMBA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

 


















 


28th India International Trade Fair


2nd Destination Uttrakhand 2008,
Dehradun

Accenta flanders int'l Trade fair
Indiawood 2008 at Bangalore

27.02.07
Enterprise North East Exhibition
at Guwahati

 
Asom-Trade-Fair


 27th India International Trade Fair

  

 


 
 International Meet: Germplasm 


 Germplasm meet 


 Enterprise meeting - corog


 Enterprise meeting - corog


 Technology Day - 2006


 Hannover Messege April-2006


 Hannover Messege April-2006


 Hannover Messege April-2006


 Hannover Messege April-2006


 Showcase at Rai Bareli


 Nagaland Foods started
 commercial production.


 NMBA showcased a range of
 bamboo based products &
 applications


 Mobile Gasfier displayed during
 World Bamboo Congress


 Mission Launch


 Release of new publications
 during Launch


 Training at Tezpur for gasifiers


 Showcase at Rai Bareli

 

 

 

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