North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC) [erstwhile Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC)] is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization and was established in the year 2000 as an implementation unit for the project – Cane and Bamboo Technological Up-gradation and Networking Programme of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). On conclusion of the project, it was registered as a Society, chaired by Secretary, NEC, with the Mission Directors of the State Bamboo Mission from the North Eastern States as members in the Governing Body.
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NECBDC is one of the designated Bamboo Technical Support Group (BTSG) under the National Bamboo Mission (NBM), Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India since the inception of the National Bamboo Mission in 2006-07. NECBDC is located at the Bamboo Technology Park at Burnihat, Assam (about 6 kms from Guwahati) and since its inception, it has trained more than 7000 numbers of Government Official/Indian Army/artisans/farmers/bamboo workers/Handicap Persons (India and abroad) in various bamboo trade.
|External view of the site||View of the CFC|
|Cane and Bamboo nursery||Cane and Bamboo nursery|
An Integrated Bamboo Project’ at Tamenglong, Manipur which is funded by North Eastern Council (NEC), Shillong is underway. The project comprises of the ‘Cane and Bamboo nursery’, ‘Bamboo Treatment Plant’ and the ‘Common Facility Centre’( CFC ) for cane and bamboo processing.