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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 5
First page : (515) Last page : (523)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5398

A Review on Uses of Bamboo Including Ethno-Botanical Importance

Diwakar Prasad Nirala1*, Nirbhay Ambasta2 and Phallo Kumari3
1Research Scholar (SRF), Forest genetics and plant breeding division, Institute of Forest Productivity (ICFRE), Lalgutwa, Ranchi-835303, Jharkhand, India
2Lecturer of Biology, Upendra Nath Verma Inter College, Chatra, Jharkhand, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: niralafri@gmail.com
Received: 7.08.2017  |  Revised: 18.09.2017   |  Accepted: 20.09.2017  


It has been found that bamboo is the most important Non-Wood Forest Product (NWFP) and plays an important role in daily life of rural areas. A man is born in a bamboo cradle and goes away in a bamboo coffin. In between, everything is possible with bamboo. Many traditional cultures and customs are ultimately connected with bamboo. Recently, bamboo is utilised for various purposes depending upon its properties. It is traditionally favoured for basketry and woven application. The culm is used for making handicrafts like baskets (Gaanja, Mouni, Tokri, Khanchia, Douri, Dala, Dalia), Taraju, Jhadu, food-grain containers, mats, hats, hand fan, shupe, etc. It supports a number of traditional small industries in almost every part of the world. Culms are used to make many different types of weapons like bows and arrows by the tribes. Culms of some bamboo species are also used in musical instruments like flutes etc. It has a greater scope of value addition process. Even today, bamboo continues to find new uses.

Key words: Bamboo, Uses, Traditional, Culm, Utilization

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Cite this article: Nirala, D.P., Ambasta, N. and Kumari, P., A Review on Uses of Bamboo Including Ethno-Botanical Importance, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(5): 515-523 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5398