Telengana to replicate state : Mevar holds meeting
By Our Correspondent, 16/04/2018, Agartala

Telengana government is planning to add value to bamboo products made by the Kolam tribals. There is a good demand for handicrafts made of bamboo as they are both natural and sustainable.Along with experts, minister for forest and environment Jogu Ramanna arrived here today on a two day visit, to study the Tripura government’s efforts to create revenue avenues for its tribals by adding value to the bamboo items. The team will also study their marketing tactics that can improve the household income of the tribals. 

Mr Ramanna held meeting with his Tripura counterpart Mevar Kumar Jamatia. Tripura has a Bamboo Mission that promotes handmade bamboo products. Tripura is known for its elegant cane and bamboo handicrafts with beautiful weaving and attractive designs.Speaking with reporters, Mr Ramanna said that they were trying to add value to the bamboo handicrafts by training communities like

Kolams who have traditionally depended on bamboo and the collection on minor forest produce for their living.He said soon Tribal Welfare Commissioner would convene a meeting with the representatives of Particularly Vul-nerable Tribal Groups to know their problems. Steps would be taken to improve their economic conditions for their welfare immediately after returning from Tripura.