A unique scientific exercise serving the combined national objectives of reducing desertification and providing livelihood and multi-disciplinary rural industry support has been initiated by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The project named “Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought” (BOLD) is the first of its kind exercise in India which was launched on 5th June 2021 from the tribal village in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
About Project BOLD
Project BOLD, which seeks to create bamboo-based green patches in arid and semi-arid land zones for reducing land degradation and preventing desertification in the country. The initiative has been launched as part of KVIC’s “Khadi Bamboo Festival” to celebrate 75 years of independence “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. Total 15,000 bamboo saplings will be planted before August 21.
Sources : PIB