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Kerala State Bamboo Corporation Ltd

Bamboo in Kerala

Bamboo in Homesteads of Kerala


The estimated numbers of culms is 13.61 million
The weight of the total culms is 0.331 million tonnes
The major species available in homesteads are
Bambusa bambos, Bambusa vulgaris,
Dendrocalamus strictus, Ochlandra (reed),
Thyrsostachys oliveri and Pseudoxytenanthera stocksii


BAMBOO – in Kerala Homesteads


Species - wise total number of culms and green weight

  Bb* Bv* Ds* To* Reed Ps* Total
No. of culms 13003843 (95.50) 303835 (2.23) 16000 (0.11) 98440 (0.72) 188434 (1.38) 8360 (0.06) 13618912 (100)
Weight (tonnes) 326736 3767 405 486 262 46 331702

(Bb)* Bambusa Bambos,
(Bv)* Bambusa Vulgaris,
(Ds)* Dendrocalamus Strictus,
(To)* Thyrsostachys Oliveri,
(Ps)* Pseudoxytenanthera Stocksii


BAMBOO – in Kerala Forests


Stock of Bamboo in Different Regions of Forests in Kerala

Circle Total Area (km2) Bamboo Stock (Dry) (Tonnes) Yearly Availability (Tonnes) Per Cent
Northern Region 1,522. 74 807,151.00 67,262.59 30.68
Olavakode Region 2,230. 98 895,130.80 74,594.25 34.03
Central Region 1,723. 79 234,205.70 19,517.15 8.91
High Range Region 2,820. 51 122,726.80 10,227.23 4.66
Southern Region 12,828. 44 571,232.00 47,602.67 21.72
Total 11,126.46 2,630,446.3 16000 (0.11) 100.00

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