Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG-KFRI)
The Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG) is hosted at KFRI and supported by the National Bamboo Mission of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to serve as a unit providing support to the National Bamboo Cell in technical and research matters.
BTSG-KFRI has been conducting training programs for field workers in various southern states for the last several years. Our training support includes resource enhancement through propagation technology, establishment and management of plantations, value addition of bamboo produce through preservative treatment and proper utilization for various end uses, advice to farmers and State Bamboo Missions on the suitability of species for different regions and land types etc.
Research Projects - 12 completed and 3 ongoing.
Researchers/ Consultants- National and international.
Artisans/Traders - National level members.
Farmers/Plantations - State and National level
BTSG-KFRI has made significant efforts to assist bamboo farmers, artisans and researchers in reducing the information gap for them by aggregating the information of each category.
The Directory of Artisans, and Traders of Bamboo products is a source of information on the variety of products available in the Indian market.
Our Farmers directory connects local producers with bamboo-based industries or artisans. Direct from producer to consumer sale of raw and processed bamboo without an intermediary.
This Directory of Bamboo Researchers is a listing of experts in different disciplines from around the world which will help locate an expert through the contact details provided.
This directory is an online resource for locating nurseries in India that assist bamboo propagation.
Bamboo species of commercial importance, including common names, morphology, and cultivation.
Authentic resource for farmers, scientists, and all other stakeholders involved in bamboo farming and value addition.
The 20th edition of ‘Kerala Bamboo Fest’, a National Event for the promotion of the Bamboo sector is scheduled to be held from January 12 to 17, 2024 at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium Ground, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala. On behalf of the Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala, the Fest is organised by Kerala State Bamboo Mission (KSBM) and Kerala Bureau of Industrial Promotion (KBIP) in association with National Bamboo Mission, New Delhi. The Kerala Bamboo Fest is a platform to display the creative talents of Bamboo Artisans/Craftsmen from different parts of our Country.
KSCSTE- Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, has been awarded a patent for developing a “Binding matrix for incense sticks or cones”. Binding material is one of the essential materials in incense stick production. A typical incense recipe will use just 0.3 ml of the binder for every 15 ml of material on a volume basis. This binding matrix is eco-friendly, less polluting and low-cost compared to the existing ones. Thanks to the National Bamboo Mission under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt of India, for the support and guidance.
A group of engineering students from Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala has developed an electric vehicle prototype. The team, named Pravega, comprises 26 mechanical engineering students from all four years of study. The vehicle is constructed using biodegradable bamboo composites and is powered by electricity. The vehicle is a tear-drop-shaped three-wheeler weighing 100 kilograms. The team aimed to reduce the vehicle’s carbon footprint while emphasizing organic and eco-friendly features. The team plans to take it to Indonesia to participate in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia Pacific and Middle East, starting on July 4.
- കെ.എഫ്.ആർ.ഐയിൽ മുള പ്രജനനം, കരകൗശല വസ്തുക്കളുടെ നിർമ്മാണം, പ്ലാന്റേഷൻ പരിശീലന പരിപാടികൾക്ക് രജിസ്റ്റര് ചെയ്യാം.
- Training program at KFRI with a focus on bamboo propagation, plantation and handicraft making.
- June 22 , 2022 International Standard Organization (ISO) published a key new standard on engineered bamboo structures
- August 31, 2019 Amendment in the import policy of “Agarbatti” & other odoriferous preparations