Bamboo Current Affairs, GK & News

Bamboo  Current Affairs, GK & News

Hunar Haat resumes operation after 7 months gap due to COVID-19

Hunar Haat has restarted from November 11 after a gap of around seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the beginning of operations, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated ‘Hunar Haat’ at Delhi Haat, Pitampura. The Hunar Haat is being organized by the IITF, Pragati Maidan from November 11 to ..

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Logo for National Bamboo Mission released

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has inaugurated 22 bamboo clusters in 9 States namely Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, Odisha, Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Karnataka. A logo for the National Bamboo Mission has also been released through a contest held earlier. By the launch of ..

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Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Bamboo to propel the North East

On July 11, 2020, the Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Bamboo sector is to play a major role in the India’s post COVID-19 economy. It is to propel the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan in the north-east India. Highlights The Government of India will use the mantra of “Create, Curate and ..

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KVIC launches Bamboo and Sandalwood Plantations initiative

On June 25, 2020, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission launched sandalwood and bamboo plantation in order to monetize the assets. Highlights KVIC began its drive of plantation by planting 500 saplings of bamboo and sandalwood at its Nashik training centre. The centre is spread over 262 acres of land. The sandalwood saplings were procured ..

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Enhanced Import Duty on Bamboo Sticks

The Government of India had recently announced that the import duty on bamboo sticks is to be increased from 10% to 25%. This is to have great impact on Agarbatti industry creating at least 1 lakh new jobs according to KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission). Background The decision of enhancing the import duty was ..

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