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FRI-Kanpur develops edible bamboo

Forest Research Institute (FRI), Kanpur, has successfully developed a species of bamboo which can be consumed by humans in form of jams, soup and pickles. This species of bamboo was found in parts of Asia excluding India till now, while the institute has gained success in growing this species in loamy soils found in major parts of the country. FRI research officer, Sanjay Kumar Pathak said till now bamboo was used in making ladders, carpets and other decorative items in the country, while now it had become possible to prepare edible delicacies from the shrub. “We have been involved in ...