Green India Mission
GIM is one of the eight missions launched under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
GIM, which was established in February 2014, aims to maintain, restore, and improve India’s declining forest cover while also responding to climate change through a combination of adaptation and mitigation methods.
Mission goals include:
- To preserve, restore, and improve India’s declining forest cover.
- To respond to climate change by combining adaptation and mitigation actions.
- To increase the income from forest-based livelihoods.
- Increase yearly carbon sequestration by 50 to 60 million tonnes by 2020.
Bamboos are perennials that grow quickly, with some species reaching up to 30 cm (1 foot) per day. Culms are woody ringed stems that are hollow between the rings (nodes) and grow in branching clusters from a thick rhizome (underground stem). Bamboo culms can grow to be 10 to 15 cm (about 4 to 6 inches) tall in the smallest species and more than 40 metres (about 130 feet) tall in the tallest. While immature culms’ narrow leaves grow directly from the stem rings, larger culms frequently generate horizontal leaf-bearing branches.
Green Bamboo is a fantastic low-maintenance option, Zacekart. It is evergreen, grows swiftly, and has magnificent robust canes. Green bamboo has a propensity to be invasive, so they should be planted in a pot twice the size of the root or grown in slightly dry soil, which is not their preferred environment. They can reach a height of 6m in ideal conditions.
Green bamboo can take a year or two to fully settle, and they must be well watered until they are established, as well as fed alternate years in late spring until the first shoots reach full height. They prefer sun or partial shade and will grow at a rate of 60/90cm each year.