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Kerala Govt Plans International Bamboo Exhibition

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Industries Minister said the move is part of an initiative to popularise the environment-friendly material

Kochi: The Kerala State government is planning to organise an international exhibition of bamboo products next year.

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.

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