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The Status of Bamboo and Bamboo Craft in Karjat, India, and Strategies for Development

Working Papers
The Status of Bamboo and Bamboo Craft in Karjat, India, and Strategies for Development

Author:

Kanwarjit Nagi

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

1998

Pages:

38

Keywords:

bamboo, products, India, development, sustainable development

This report is the result of a two-year study and documentation project carried out to understand the place of bamboo craft in the life of tribal communities in the Karjat region of the Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India. It consists of two parts: 1. A status report on bamboo, giving an up-to-date appraisal of the bamboo resource in Karjat region and its use by the local people; 2. A strategy document that tries to evolve a comprehensive set of guidelines to direct all future bamboo-related work in this region.

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