March 25, 2023

Beema Bamboo

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
  • 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.
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