World Bamboo Day : September 18

World Bamboo Day is observed every year on the 18th of September by the World Bamboo Organization to generate awareness about conserving and promoting the bamboo industry. Bamboo is known as poor man’s timber, bamboo is omnipresent in tribal cultures and community living.

India is the world’s second-largest cultivator of bamboo after China, with 136 species and 23 genera spread over 13.96 million hectares, according to the State of Environment report 2018.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:

  • President of World Bamboo Organization: Michel Abadie.
  • CEO of World Bamboo Organization: Susanne Lucas.

Source: The Indian Express

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