India | Fresh focus on bamboo to revive India’s rural economy

Fresh focus on bamboo to revive India’s rural economy

The Modi government has changed its policies and injected fresh funds to revitalize the country's bamboo-based industries and give an impetus to the rural economy

February 13, 2018 7:20 PM (UTC+8)
Men from India's Erikala tribe unload bamboo from the Nalamalla forest, at their hamlet at Lingala Mandal in Mahbubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh. The Erikala tribals earn their livelihood mainly by making bamboo products. Photo: AFP
Men from India's Erikala tribe unload bamboo from the Nalamalla forest, at their hamlet at Lingala Mandal in Mahbubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh. The Erikala tribals earn their livelihood mainly by making bamboo products. Photo: AFP
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