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Fresh focus on bamboo to revive India’s rural economy

The humble evergreen plant that once fueled insurgency in India’s northeastern states has now become a beacon of hope in the drive to improve the country’s rural economy. The Indian government is hoping to revitalize a range of bamboo-based industries with a slew of financial and policy-related changes. “Bamboo’s market potential is estimated at $10 […]