National Bamboo Mission (NBM)

Govt scheme to increase the employment opportunities in bamboo and bamboo-based handicrafts industries

National Bamboo Mission (NBM) is a central government scheme launched in 2006-7. This scheme was launched under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). The main aim of this scheme is to boost the growth of bamboo sector as a whole. It also aims at increasing the bamboo plantation in non-forest government and private lands. The cabinet approved Restructured National Bamboo Mission on April 25, 2018.


Scheme Name:National Bamboo Mission
Launched by:Government of India
Launched under:National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
Main Objective:To promote cultivation of bamboo and thereby develop the bamboo sector as a whole
Beneficiaries:Bamboo cultivators/farmers across various states

Scheme Objectives:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to boost the growth of bamboo industry
  • It aims at increasing the bamboo cultivation in non forest government and private lands to supplement farm income
  • The scheme tends to improve post-harvest management processes.
  • It also aims at reducing the dependency on the imports of bamboo and bamboo products

Scheme Benefits:

  • This scheme will benefit all the farmers, artisans and other people involved in the bamboo industry
  • It will increase the employment opportunities in bamboo and bamboo-based handicrafts industries
  • This scheme will directly benefit farmers with their land area under cultivation
  • It will establish 4000 treatment and product development units
  • Bamboo production will increase the farm productivity as a whole

Area covered under the scheme:

  • This scheme after restructuring will cover only the states with maximum social, commercial and economical advantage
  • States covered are North eastern regions in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Priority Species under the scheme:

  • Bambusa Balcooa
  • Bambusa Bambos
  • Bambusa Nutans
  • Bambusa Tulda
  • Bambusa Pallida
  • Bambusa Vulgaris
  • Dendrocalamus asper
  • Dendrocalamus Strictus

How to Register:

For registering under the National Bamboo Mission, the farmer can visit the official portal @

  • Go through all the guidelines, FAQs and details available explaining the mission
  • Then click on the ‘Farmer Registration’ tab on the right side on the home page
  • You will be redirected to the NMSA registration page

  • Fill in the required details. Select the state, district, village, block from the dropdown list. Enter full name, father’s name, gender, DOB, Aadhaar no., category, address details and pin code
  • Also enter a valid mobile no. and email ID. The same will be used for further communication
  • Then click on Submit
  • After successful registration, the farmer can login and avail the services.
  • For logging in, visit the home page and click on the Log in tab on the left side of the page
  • Then enter the User ID and Password confirmed after registration.
  • Enter the captcha code and click on Login.

  • After logging in, provide the additional details required like bank account details, passport size photo, etc
  • Then click on submit

Helpline Details:

For any query/clarification/suggestion one can:

  • Email to


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