Productivity and Competitiveness

Promote Bamboo MSME Clusters for Sustainable Development

What is the Project About

Objective of the project is to promote bamboo as a sustainable resource and generate green jobs. The Action is designed to help local community and other stakeholders collaborate for the promotion of green economy, sustainable growth, economic prosperity and poverty reduction in India along with mitigation of climate change.

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The deliverables planned for the project are:
• Support enterprise development for sustainable supply of bamboo products and generate improved livelihoods.
• Create Market Linkages for high potential products.
• Strengthen local governance system and intermediaries
• Facilitate financial linkages
• Strengthen policy dialogue and dissemination of proven development models of bamboo sector.

This project has a strong research component focussing on mapping and selection of clusters, conducting baseline studies, Diagnostic Studies & Value chain assessment, preparation of business plans for enterprises, learning papers and policy briefs. These activities will be undertaken to get the overall understanding of the sector to contribute significantly in promoting these enterprises and improving their livelihood.

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Project Overview
Project Start Date:
January 2018
Project End Date:
October 2022
Cluster Covered:
Clusters in 9 states- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand & Madhya Pradesh
European Union
Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC), Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Common Wealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); RGVN (North East) Microfinance Ltd.

Project related documents: 
1. Bamboo 12 Case-Studies
2. Flying Tiger: Sustainable sourcing and women’s entrepreneurship in the bamboo industry of India [Teaching Notes and PPT-Slides]
3. Value Chain Dynamics and Variegated Institutional Environments: inclusion and upgrading of women-owned bamboo micro-enterprises
4. Policy Paper on Promoting Own Account Enterprises (OAEs)
5. Bamboo 16 Case-Studies
6. Radio Episodes
7. Bamboo Training Modules
Module-II-Bamboo Weaving-and-Woven-Products
Module-III-Bamboo Lifestyle-Products
Module-IV-Bamboo Furniture
8. Business Plans
9. E-Pathshala
10. Bamboo seven state profiles namely Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Odisha
11. OHS Calender into 4 Languages (English, Hindi, Odia, Assamese)