In Tripura, an ARS programme established by INBAR in 2002 has successfully developed technology for coiled bamboo handicrafts that enables rural artisans to engage in high valueadded production. The technology uses simple hand tools, processing machines and jigs to produce unique handicraft pieces with aesthetically pleasing finishes. At the local level, the Tripura Bamboo and
Cane Development Centre (TRIBAC), an INBAR-established, Indian Section 25 nonprofit company, implement the project.
TRIBAC receives further support from CIBART, INBAR’s national partner in India. In addition, coil product development has
been promoted by NABARD, as well as the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.