'Bamboo plantation is a great way to reduce carbon footprint'
World Bamboo Day 2021 was observed at Sorshia Christian College, Mapao Zingtun in Kangpokpi District of Manipur on Saturday.
Bamboo plantation is a great way to reduce carbon footprint and help fight global warming, former Manipur University vice-chancellor Amar Yumnam said on the occasion of World Bamboo Day observation held in Kangpokpi district on Saturday.
Yumnam was speaking as chief guest of World Banboo Day programme organised by the Apunba Imagi Machasing (AIMS) at Sorshia Christian College, Mapao Zingtun in Kangpokpi District.
"Bamboo is a great way to reduce carbon footprint and help fight global warming. Bamboo is a viable replacement for wood. It also plays a very important role in the socio- economics of the people of Manipur as they depend on it for earning their livelihood,” Yumnam was quoted as saying in a release by AIMS on Saturday.
Pointing out that Manipur is one of India's largest bamboo producing states, Yumnam said the bamboo population is declining.
AIMS president Mayanglambam Khelendro Singh stressed on how AIMS contributed to the development of bamboo in the state.
The programme concluded with the plantation of bamboo at the campus of Sorshia Christian College, the release stated.