Maharashtra Bamboo Development Board (MBDB) has organised a webinar regarding bamboo plantation, bamboo products and handicrafts as well as to get bank finance to start business in association with Rotary Club of Nagpur Elite and Vanrai Foundation on September 18 to mark World Bamboo Day.
Girish Gandhi, Trustee of Vanrai, will open the webinar while M Srinivas Rao, Managing Director, MBDB, will preside over it. The main speakers will address on the following topics: Dr N Barathi, Bamboo plantation (Tamilnadu), Dr Vipin Kumar Chawla, Bamboo technology (Bangaluru), Prameswaran Iyer, Bamboo structures (Bangaluru), Daya Patki, Bamboo jewellery (Pune), Shubham Kotawadekar, Bamboo furniture, Minakshi Walke, Bamboo crafts (Chandrapur), and Sachin Godse, State Bank of India – Finance facilities for plantation and bamboo-based projects.
Rotarty has always been encouraging as well as promoting importance of bamboo and the National Bamboo Mission programme. Ajay Patil of Vanrai and Ganesh Harimkar of MBDB conceptualised the programme. Shubhankar Patil, President of the club, has appealed to citizens to participate in this live webinar either through zoom or by liking the FB page – Rotary Club of Nagpur Elite or Youtube channel Ajay Patil.