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Bamboo: Beneficial Source of Income for Locals

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Tikapur: The Satti Karnali Community Forest in Tikapur Municipality of Tikapur has become a beneficial source of income for the locals. “Bamboo” has become one of the major income source for the locals.

The community forest has been coordinating with the locals while cutting the bamboo trees and they set to the target of cutting around 400,000 kilograms of bamboo this year. There are four plots inside the community forest, and one plot is selected each year.

Chairman of the Community Forest, Dhansingh Saud said that the committee has plans of chopping the most bamboo trees this year. A total of 350,000 kilograms of bamboo trees were cut last year but this year, more bamboo trees will be cut as the plot is huge.

Of the total 258.63 hectares of forest area, bamboo is cultivated in 145 hectares. There are 1,123 members of the community forest.

Different organizations have been providing training to produce products made up of the bamboo to the locals. After being trained, some people have been producing products like sofa, table, chairs, flower vase, and bamboo stools.

Source: The Republica