Industries Minister said the move is part of an initiative to popularise the environment-friendly material
Industries Minister P.K.Kunhalikutty said the move is part of an initiative to popularise the environment-friendly material. He inaugurated the bamboo fest, an exhibition of products made of bamboo at the Jawaharlal Nehru international stadium here on Friday.
The minister said bamboo, which has a low weight and high strength, could be utilised in a variety of applications.
He promised government’s support to endeavours of the Kerala State Bamboo Corporation and the State Bamboo Mission. A variety of products made of bamboo are showcased at the exhibition. These include furniture, flower vases, clocks, greeting cards and a host of novelty items. Over 200 artisans from Kerala and outside including the north-eastern States are participating in the exhibition which will conclude on December 9.