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Bamboo in Rural Livelihood, Trade and Future Prospects in the Madhya Pradesh: A Study of Traditional Artisans of Balaghat District (M.P.), India
Shikha Yadav1, Deelip Pathak2* and R. P. Mishra1
1Department of Post-Graduate Studies & Research in Biological Sciences, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur-482 001, Madhya Pradesh, India
2Shree Jagatguru Sankracharya Arts, Commerce & Vigyan Shikshan College, Shri Nagar Gotegaon, Narshinghpur-487 118, Madhya Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

One of the important gift of forest to humanity is bamboo. In India bamboo is valuable in the rural livelihood. However, despite improvement efforts the conditions of bamboo resources and traditional artisans have been deteriorating over the years. To improvise the socio-economic status of the artisans, different state governments are looking for information on the resource as well as artisans’ skills so that necessary amendments could be accomplished in government policies and programs to develop this sector as an important vehicle for rural development. This article is based on an investigation that was conducted in Balaghat District, India using questionnaires. We report on bamboo species being used, indigenous knowledge of articles made from bamboo, resource utilization patterns, and management status of bamboo in Balaghat District. The paper also discusses major bottlenecks of the trade along with the potential interventions that could be used to enhance bamboo-based livelihood in the region.

Keywords: Bamboo,Livelihood,Socio-economic status,Traditional artisans
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Yadav, S., Pathak, D., Mishra, R.P., 2016. Bamboo in rural livelihood, trade and future prospects in the Madhya Pradesh: A study of traditional artisans of Balaghat District (M.P.), India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(10): 90-99. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.310.011
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