Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb Launched ‘Tripura Bamboo Rice’
First time in Tripura, initiative of marketing Rice developed from flowers of bamboo plants.
Bamboo rice is believed to be economically profitable.
A program was held at CM’s office at secretariat building briefing on the benefits of harvesting Bamboo rice.
Speaking at the prgrm Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that adequate amount of bamboo is cultivated in Tripura.
Based on Bamboo rice cultivation, scope of self employment will be increased.
Recently biscuits made from bamboo shoots has also been marketed.
CM also added that like conventional rice, bamboo rice is also produced from flowers through milling.
Moreover bamboo rice contains more amount of protein and is beneficial in controlling Diabetes, cholesterol and various other diseases.
State govt has taken initiative to market bamboo rice.