Bamboo trees are one of the most fastest growing plants in the world. It has the largest economical and cultural value in India and south asia. Bamboo products are very eco-friendly in nature and it can save from the hard pollution. India has the more than 10 million hectare area on which the bamboo resources are situated.
The bamboo tree is one of the most prolific entity in the world of handicrafts. There are more than 25000 bamboo based handicraft units in which more than 20 million people are connected as the employed person. It also provides more then 6 lakh jobs every year to the people. in 2015-16 fiscal year, the net worth of bamboo based handicrafts was 25000 crore INR.
In India, the bamboo handicraft industry is considered as the informal and decentralized industry especially in southern India. In southern India, the baskets, mats, carpets, vases and furniture items are very famous. The popularity of the bamboo industry is indicating to the fact that the India has more than 25% market share in the overseas market.
Bamboo grass is used to make the curtains which are used in the interior decoration. These are the very famous products which are both handmade or can be machinery made too. Traditional tools and different machinery are used to loom these curtains and the final output varies in both the methods.
In all the southern Indian states like - Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, there are many registered and non-registered companies under many government and state government institutions. They are working for the development of the handicraft industry in southern India.
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