National Bamboo Mission
- The restructured NBM was launched in 2018-19 for the holistic development of the complete value chain of the sector.
- The Mission is being implemented in a hub (industry) and spoke model, with the main goal of connecting farmers to markets so as to enable farmer producers to get a ready market for the bamboo grown.
- And to increase the supply of appropriate raw material to domestic industry.
- The Mission was launched as a natural corollary of the historic amendment of the Indian Forest Act in 2017, removing bamboo from the definition of trees, hence bamboo grown outside forests no longer need felling and transit permissions.