International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Biological Sciences | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020 | Rating: 6.4 / 10


Post Harvest Traditional Bamboo Preservation Methods Practiced by the Bamboo Growers of Assam

Runumee D. Borthakur [3] | R. K. Kalita and Sankar Jyoti Bora


Abstract: Bamboo is a unique and versatile material used for variety of purposes. But, it has certain drawbacks like its easy susceptibility to bio degradation and low natural durability. Therefore, special treatments (chemical /non-chemical) are required before using this biomass. The rural people of Assam are not aware to use this valuable gift in a protected and prevented manner and only use some non chemical i. e. traditional method of preservation to protect bamboo from bio degradation. These methods are very popular among the rural masses because, these can be carried out without any special equipments and technical knowhow. This paper describes some traditional methods of bamboo preservation which are still practiced in rural Assam to protect bamboo from bio degradation.


Keywords: Bamboo, bio degradation, preservation, durability


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,


Pages: 940 - 945


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