World Bamboo Day
World Bamboo Day is celebrated annually on September 18. The day is observed on 18 September to increase the awareness about bamboo globally. The scientific name for Bamboo is Bambusoideae. World Bamboo Day was first formally organized on September 18, 2009, in Bangkok. It was incorporated at the 8th World Bamboo Congress .
World Bamboo Organization highlights the production and persevering methods of bamboo.Bamboo has many uses, including furniture, food, biofuel, fabrics and more. Hence, the cultivation is very important to sustain the requirements.
The best part about bamboos are they are rarely required to be replanted
Every year, World Bamboo Day is celebrated with a specific theme. The day also focuses on the proper utilization of bamboo World Bamboo Organization (WBO) stresses on the importance of planting bamboo plants.
The World Bamboo Day 2021 is celebrated with the theme of ''PlantBamboo, it is Time To Plant Bamboo''.
Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and can generate up to 35% more oxygen than trees.It does not require chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers or water to grow.Bamboo improves soil quality.Known as the Chinese symbol for strength, bamboo represents growth and resilience.Government of India has created NBM to increase bamboo plantation and promote product development to suit market demand.India contributes only 2% of world’s bamboo supply. China, Vietnam, Thailand have the most percent of bamboo export.India has recently declared bamboo as ‘grass’ from ‘timber’. This means it can be grown for harvesting purposes.Bamboo matures for harvesting within 4-5 years after plantation as compared to softwood or hardwood which takes 30-80 years. Promoting bamboo plantation can help export products across the world and help overall economy of country.