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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Bamboo and Cane of North East India

Title: Bamboo and Cane of North East India
Editors: Anand Wangkhem & Gunjan Ray
ISBN: 978-81-922182-3-6
First Edition: 2011
Binding: Hard Cover
Price: Rs. 795/-
Category: Forestry, Crafts

About the Book:
Cane and bamboo being the finest natural resource is abundantly available in India, especially in the North East Region of the country. It is a living tradition in Indian handicrafts sector contributing economic growth of the country, especially the North Eastern Region of India. There was a time when the handicrafts activities were considered as a subsistence activity but with the change of time in the socio-economic environment, this activity has attained an additional importance and has become a major national economic activity. 

The virtues of cane and bamboo are not new but the interest in it is. From being to a ‘poor man’s timber’ it is now coming to be known as the ‘most promising wood substitute’ with the nations of the world taking much interest handicrafts, its utility has extended far beyond. The world over, cane and bamboo offer wonderful opportunities to integrate the rural community with modern industrial processes, building a strong interdependence model to the benefit of both. 

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