Bamboo Farmer

Bamboo Planter

No entry barrier

Certified training for Bamboo Grower (programme aligned to AGR/ Q1101 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Prior experience in bamboo operations for one season

The tasks a Bamboo Grower is expected to perform include: Setting up equipment and infrastructure for the nursery Procuring planting material for bamboo

Cultivating land for bamboo

Pruning the bamboo

Selling bamboo in the market at competitive prices

Knowledge of nursery management

Proficient in pruning

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in farming

Ability to select appropriate site for cultivation of bamboo

Proficient in preparing the land for bamboo farming

Familiar with nutrient management


Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post-harvest management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Extension training or Krishi Vigyan Kendra training

Hands-on training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Risk taker Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season.Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms.Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, considerable amounts ofdust and equipment noise, etc.

For daily wage workers - INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Indian Government Initiatives in Bamboo Sector

The government has lately come to regard bamboo as an easily manageable export item that provides high yields, has lots of uses and has the potential to provide employment for millions, and thus stem rural workers? flight to India's teeming cities. The Planning Commission of India (PCI) had launched the National Mission on Bamboo Technology and Trade Development with the objectives to place bamboo firmly as a key species for research in the developmental agenda.The principal objectives include using bamboo as a means to reclaim degraded land, conserve soil, improve environment, carry out drought proofing and use the plantation as an important ingredient in Greening India Programme aimed at raising the forest cover to 33 percent by 2012.The Planning Commission is promoting the bamboo project through the state governments, forest departments and forest development corporations and by encouraging farmers to take to the plantation at a micro level in a minimum of one hectare of land.All these factors indicate good opportunities for Bamboo Grower in cities, towns and rural areas of India.


Farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) centres across India

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), of different Agricultural Universities in India