Agartala: In a bid to escalate the industrial and marketing growth of bamboo in the state, the Tripura government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tripura Bamboo Mission (TBM) and National Centre for Design and Product Development (NCDPD) in Agartala recently.
Addressing media persons soon after signing the MoUs, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that this agreement had been made for increasing the marketing and production of bamboo-based activities in Tripura. “To achieve this, the state government has decided to go for bamboo cultivation in 14,000 hectares of land till 2022.”
Focusing on the aspect of marketing of bamboo crafts, chief minister unwillingly criticised the previous government for not having impulse and mentality to take such kind of initiative in popularising bamboo-made products of Tripura by marketing them in different markets across the globe.
He said, “There are skilled people and artisans in Tripura who are capable of making innovative crafts and could be compared at international level, but failed to represent those in various markets in India and abroad. However, such kinds of marketing chain do exist in Tripura.”
Highlighting the positive outlook of the 15-month old-government in Tripura, chief minister Deb asserted, “The government will call for tender or make Cabinet decision for keeping marketing consultants for bamboo products of this state. The government had gone through intensive search for legalising marketing of bamboo crafts in various markets of India and abroad.”