The once abundant bamboo resources of the state of Karnataka have been found
to be declining rapidly. With the result the paper industry and the rural
consumers are hard hit, and thus a need for rational utilisation of resources
arises. Although a lot of work on utilisation and silvicultural aspects
of bamboo has been carried out, little has been done on the ecological aspects.
The ecological information of bamboo growing in natural conditions were
The study has led to the following recommendations :
An integrated approach in the management of bamboo resources of the
Western Ghats of peninsular India, should be evolved.
of the natural regeneration of bamboo, should be undertaken.
the length of extraction cycles to atleast 4-9 years, should be attempted.
of culm branches of the clump during extraction, should be enforced.
check on the excessive exploitation of resources, should be maintained.