With the aid of Beema Bamboo, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore has developed an “oxygen park.”
About Beema Bamboo:
- Beema or Bheema Bamboo is an excellent clone, selected from Bambusa balcooa, which is a bamboo species with higher biomass. The bamboo clone has been developed through conventional breeding methods.
- This species is thought to be one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet. Under tropical conditions, it grows one and a half feet every day.
- It is said to be the best “carbon sink” for reducing CO2 emissions.
- Bambusa balcooa is a very large, thick-walled, clumping bamboo, growing up to a height of 25 metres, and a thickness of 150 millimetres.
- The length and strength of Bambusa balcooa make it a useful material for the construction industry.
- It is a drought-resistant species with low rainfall requirements and can reach yields upwards of 100 metric tons per hectare.