North-East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC)
Part of: Prelims and GS-III Economy
Context: NECBDC sponsored a training programme on “Bamboo Shoot Processing and Preservation” which was conducted by the NECBDC.
- North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC) is under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Govt. of India.
- Formerly known as Cane and Bamboo Development Council (CBDC), NECBDC was incorporated with the objective of organizing the hitherto untapped bamboo sector of NE India.
- It is located in Byrnihat, Assam.
About Bamboo shoots
- Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible shoots (new bamboo culms that come out of the ground) of many bamboo species including Bambusa vulgaris and Phyllostachys edulis.
- They are used as vegetables in numerous Asian dishes and broths.
News Source: PIB