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Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

Bamboo based agroforestry models for livelihood security of Madhya Pradesh

Author(s):
Rohit Kumar, Amita Sharma and Shashi Yadav
Abstract:
Bamboo based agro forestry systems are one of the important component to improve socio-economic status, annual income of stakeholders as well as environment friendly. The main aim of the investigation was to find out the role of bamboo in agro forestry system for livelihood and ecological security in Khandwa, Khargone and Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. After the establishment of bamboo clump of various species like Bamboosa bamboos, Dendrocalamus strictus, Bamboosa tulta etc. it can survive in water stress condition and showed nice growth and development. In Madhya Pradesh, bamboos are planted on the boundaries of agriculture field for the protection of agriculture crops from high speed wind velocity. Bamboos harvesting can compensate the monetary losses of agricultural crop due to water scarcity. Bamboos are good soil binder due to presence of fibrous root system and hence play an important role in soil and water conservation. It has the potential for effective carbon sequestration, thus helping in countering the emission of greenhouse gases, global warming and climate change. It also lowers the intensity of light and protects from harmful UV radiations. Planting of bamboo lines in east-west direction reduces shade effect, thus decrease the soil and air temperature and solar radiation, which directly influence the soil water evaporation and humidity. Leaves of bamboo were used as mulching, fodder, especially for goat. So bamboo based agro forestry model can be used extensively in water stress areas of Madhya Pradesh to boost the socio-economic conditions of farmers and ecological sustainability.
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How to cite this article:
Rohit Kumar, Amita Sharma, Shashi Yadav. Bamboo based agroforestry models for livelihood security of Madhya Pradesh. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(1):1871-1874.

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