Throughout the year, CBTC maintains a training calendar to ensure dissemination of new developments in the cane and bamboo sector. Trainers involved in the training of craftsperson are routinely updated on new processes, methods, technologies and products by CBTC. This function accommodates the dynamic demands, which originate at various levels ranging from trainer’s self-evaluation, policy makers feedback, global trends and CBTC’s assessment of the field situations. Preceding the commencement of every trainer’s training programme, the size and content of the input volume intended for the training is arrived at after much research and brainstorming.
CBTC is available for the expert guidance to lead a cane and bamboo venture towards prosperity. CBTC’s consultancy offering ranges from technology sourcing, techno economic feasibility studies to turnkey solutions for grounding initiatives based on cane and bamboo. The modules of services are Pre-enterprise Consultancy, Project Report Preparation, Project Appraisal and Viability Endorsement, Linkage with Funding Agencies, Technology Identification, Sourcing of Machineries and Equipment. Turnkey solutions are available for Bamboo Blinds, Bamboo Flooring Boards, Bamboo Toothpick, Bamboo Cotton Ear Buds, Bamboo Moulded Products, Bamboo Concrete Boards, Bamboo Ply Board, Bamboo Stick, Common Facility Centre, and Bamboo Match Stick.
CBTC extends dedicated service in creating the mindscapes among consumers for utility and aesthetic products from cane and bamboo units. Sidestepping the service paradigm, market creation is also held in high esteem as a challenge by CBTC. Proven professional expertise propels the product promotion/ market creation services. This service arm is an aggregate of dimensions like routine scan of the macro environment, trend analyses of dynamic market sensibilities and trend studies of domestic and international market. Our expert recommendations and suggestions are ideal for product promotion and business development strategies.
The concept of bamboo based housing and bamboo cottage is fast catching on and the demand is increasing each day. There is also very good demand far Gazebo and bamboo out house. CBTC has proven its capacity by undertaking various bamboo based construction in various places for government departments, organizations and individuals. The cost of the bamboo based housing are comparatively lower than the concrete building and they are more eco-friendly. Bamboo based constructions have aesthetic appeal and can be designed and implemented according to the quality desired. CBTC also imparts training in construction and over the years many people have been trained and are pursuing gainful employment in bamboo constructions.
CBTC has conducted product development programme with NID with focus on portable furniture. Many designs were developed and training was imparted to individuals for production on commercial scale. CBTC also develops new products and designs during training period and in fact CBTC was the first to develop the round bamboo furniture and bamboo laminated furniture in India. CBTC has also introduced the concept of Jig to artisans for producing baskets in the same shape and size. CBTC is now concentrating on bamboo packaging materials for packaging of various products for which there is a very huge market. Designs and packaging materials using bamboo have been developed in collaboration with IIT Guwahati.
AS BTSG UNDER NBM
The Government of India sponsored National Bamboo Mission (NBM) launched by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture envisages enhancing the area under bamboo plantation of selected species with intensive management so that the yield improves to about 20 tonnes per hectare. The focus of the NBM is the North Eastern Region. In order to technically support them, NBM has designated CBTC as one of the Bamboo Technical Support Groups (BTSG) for the eight states of North East India and the eastern states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa.