|Assam Green Business Initiative
|Dipankar Kalita,Pritom Dutta,Darshana Gogoi
|Proof of Concept
|Support Required from The Nest
|1, 00, 00, 000
|Type of Entity
|The startup vouches for the sustainable development and utilization of Bamboo resources of Assam and North East India through FSC certification and Industry use.
|Assam is well known for its tremendous Bamboo resource base. Howeever, there is an absence of linkage between the producer (farmers) and the industry. Appropriate farmer training is required for the adaptations of scientific cultivation and management of bamboo as per the FSC Forest Management Plan. Homestead bamboo cultivators in Assam do not use modern inputs such as scientific bamboo management and are engaged in this activity as a supplementary source of household income. This is resulting in a serious lack of interest among farmers to keep homestead bamboo garden and increased depletion of bamboo resources.
|Assam Green Business Initiative proposes to set up an edge glue Board manufacturing unit in Middle Assam.The unit will focus on manufacturing bamboo edge glue board and shall focus on developing different utility items and furniture out of the bamboo edge glue board.
|Local market and international export
|90% of their sales revenue is expected to come from IKEA India, rest 10% of sales from Bamboo Agarbatti sticks which will explore the local market.
|The startup is working on identifying suitable farmers for FSC certification.