The Bamboo Industry in India: Supply Chain Structure, Challenges and Recommendations
48 Pages Posted: 31 May 2014
Date Written: July 2013
We attempt to assess the commercial potential for Bamboo products in India, based upon a compilation of secondary review of data and personal communications with various stakeholders involved. It also attempts to present an account of the value chain for Bamboo products in India, and presents the challenges in the sector within the framework of the Production-to-Consumption System. It is discovered that Bamboo products possess a large potential domestic market base; further, an even larger export market currently dominated by China exists, which may be tapped through industrialisation of the sector. A wide multitude of challenges exist at each stage in the Production-to-Consumption System, many of them being legislative and regulatory in nature, while many others relate to improper and insufficient implementation of existing programmes. A framework of proposals is laid out in the paper for taking care of each challenge individually, and also identifying the competent authority to deal with the issue.
Keywords: Bamboo Industry, Supply Chain, Rural Livelihoods
JEL Classification: I30, K23, L52, L73, Q23
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