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Bamboo farming to get special focus in Mizoram

To develop Mizoram as a Bamboo State the Ministry of DoNER will reinforce Bamboo Development Board

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In an effort to develop Mizoram as a Bamboo State, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region will reinforce ‘Bamboo Development Board.

The North Eastern State of Mizoram has a uniqueness with very high production of bamboo, which can be turned into a major source, not only for furniture but also for paper supply to the rest of the country.

Adressing the media persons in the State capital Aizawl, Dr Jitendra Singh Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) said “This can, not only generate revenue for the State, but also create opportunities for youth outside India.”

Dr Singh referred to the rising prevalence of cancer in the State, which is the highest in Mizoram and said, at the initiative of the DoNER Ministry, very soon, we will have cancer care facilities in collaboration with other advanced institutes of the country like Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai. In this regard, he said, the local municipal bodies to be elected through the poll on November 26, will be expected to play a crucial role by mobilising local population to avail of the facility provided by the Central Government.

Mizoram has a high literacy rate of over 92 percent, next to the State of Kerala, said the minister and added that some of the scholars from Mizoram are occupying important teaching faculty positions in reputed colleges and Universities in the rest of the country.  

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