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Bamboo

1. An obsolete Indian unit of length approximately equivalent to 12.8 meters.

2. See: Dha.
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The bamboo sellers told ANI that they get stock of bamboo from Assam as Telangana government does not allow cutting of bamboos.
To support the government's expanded National Greening Program and its effort in promoting bamboo production as a component in reducing carbon emissions, watershed rehabilitation and development of a resource-based livelihood option particularly within the Addalam River Basin, a seminar-workshop focused on bamboo production was held at the OceanaGold Sustainable Agro-forestry Inc.
The Philippine government has also encouraged farmers to plant more bamboos not only for economic reasons but also to mitigate disaster risks and climate change effects.
That project does the following: 1) addresses flooding/soil erosion (a one-hectare bamboo grove can hold 4,000 tons of water; the roots of a bamboo plant can hold four cubic meters of soil); 2) helps minimize the impact of global warming (a bamboo plant sequesters CO2 eight times better than trees; 3) contributes to achieving an inclusive economy (bamboos are used as raw materials for the parol livelihood project of informal settlers living near the river); 4) boosts biodiversity (with a wide variety of bamboo species, the bambusetum will eventually harbor more life forms, resulting in a better, more wholesome environment); 5) provides a solution cheaper than 'ripraps' and concrete dikes-the cheapest solution, in fact, and very doable.
Bamboo being a fast growing species possesses one of the most highest strength properties of the wood materials [1], [2].
Iloilo -- The bamboo industry in Maasin town, Iloilo province needs a boost.
I would rather eat meals without meat, but cannot live at a place without bamboos.
Bamboos belonging to family Poaceae are considered as one of the most versatile multiutility forest tree grasses.
The timber-size bamboos (runners) are native to lower elevations of China and Japan, whereas the mid-sized runners are native to higher elevations or further north in China and Japan.
The Sri Lanka Forestry Master Plan of 1995 identified that protection of bamboos of the country 'to be a priority.
The time from emergence of the bamboo shoots to formation of young bamboos is only 37-40 d (Zhou & Jiang, 2004).
Most bamboos are grown in a moderately acidic loamy soil.