Bamboo Society of India signs MOU with COA to mainstream Bamboo in the building sector
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THE MOU AIMS AT INTRODUCING BAMBOO, AN AGRO PRODUCT, AS A MAINSTREAM MATERIAL FOR THE BUILDING AND RELATED SECTORS

Construction sector, considered as a benchmark of development, is the biggest contributor to the increasing carbon emissions and the global warming. Architects, scientists, researchers, policymakers etc are trying to find solution to keep the much-needed pace of development in the developing countries without increasing the emissions. Bamboo is one such very important solution. Available in plenty, fast-growing, easily processed, it needs cheap labour and minimal transportation. These qualities are an essential in the tropics and subtropics where population is more and rapid development is required. Bamboo is capable of contributing to 13 of the 17 UN-SDGs.

Bamboo Society of India (BSI) was formed in a period when for the first time a group of pioneers in the country foresaw ‘Bamboo’ in the context of its massive economic potential in 1989. The society’s registered headquarters is situated in Bangalore, Karnataka. Following their indelible footsteps today, under the Chairmanship of Dr Sunder Naik, IFS (Retd), BSI is endeavouring towards tapping the unrealised potential of bamboo sector. The society encourages scientific study and research on bamboo, constantly acquires data and disseminates it through conferences, seminars, workshops and exhibitions pertaining to value addition and utilisation of bamboos across various sectors.

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