Bamboo Diversity and Utilization in Mokokchung District, Nagaland

  • Maongkala Walling
  • Neizo Puro
Keywords: Bamboo, global warming, livelihood


Bamboo is considered as one of the most ancient and diverse group of plant belonging to the grass family. Over more than 1000 species of bamboos belonging to 90 genera has been identified and described. But the current rate of discoveries suggests that many more species are still unknown. The fascinating facts about bamboo is that it helps reverse global warming and effectively clean up the environment. It is a sustainable and green material and has immense prospect in near future. In Nagaland, with increasing demand of timber and wood, bamboo serves an alternative to forest products. Bamboo also provides food and livelihood to the people.


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Author Biographies

Maongkala Walling

Department of Botany, Nagaland university Lumami

Neizo Puro

Department of Botany, Nagaland university Lumami


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How to Cite
Walling, M., & Puro, N. (2018). Bamboo Diversity and Utilization in Mokokchung District, Nagaland. EPH - International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research (ISSN: 2208-2158), 4(9), 14-25. Retrieved from