A STUDY OF RESOURCES WITH REFERENCE TO DISTRIBUTION,TYPES AND POTENTIAL/PROSPECT OF BAMBOO FOREST INMIZORAM, INDIABobby Beingachhi and David Zothansanga
Bamboos are self renewable resources and comprises one of the most important natural resources of theworld. Many species of bamboos are largely distributed especially in the tropical and sub-tropical of theworld and play a prominent role in the economy of developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.All over the world there are about 1200 species of bamboos. In India, N. E. India has a great diversity andculture of bamboo. Bamboo is a very important non-timber forest produce which is a quick growing andhas short rotation. It has good regeneration and economic values. For centuries, bamboos have played animportant role in the daily life of the people in many countries with wide range of values and uses. Mizoramhas abundant natural bomboo resources, the current listings now indicate that out of 150 Indiaâs bamboospecies, as many as 64 species occur in North-East India, out of which 22 species have been recorded fromMizoram. Bamboos found in Mizoram are both clump and non-clump forming, the non-clump forming arecommonly found in the cooler, higher parts of the State while the clump forming are mostly distributed inthe sub-tropical region.