A new technology has been deve loped at the Forest Research Institute (fri), Dehra Dun, for rapid mass propagation of bamboos through macro-proliferation. According to the findings of Adarsh Kumar, a senior FRI scientist, the new technology involves the use of locally available materials. The produce is small in size which is an additional advantage as these are easy to handle and transport. Bamboos play an important role in the socio-economic life of rural people. Intensive bamboo propagation is necessary not only to increase biomass and species conservation but also to cultivate the economically important species for financial gains and supply bamboo to meet the market demands.
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