Where have the groves gone?

Overexploitation, skewed pricing policies and inefficient utilisation have laid bare the bamboo's vast reserves. While local communities clamour for the resource, and possiblities of sustainable use abound, governments dole it out to industry. Arunachal, one of the last bastions of bamboo in the country, is under similar threat

 
By Max Martin
Last Updated: Sunday 07 June 2015

Where have the groves gone?

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