Establishment of NBM nurseries to raise bamboo seedlings. Around 15-20 lakhs of bamboo seedlings are produced each year.Nurseries are of two types Viz Central nurseries and sattelite nurseries. So far 15 permanent nurseries have been set up in public sector and at the same time,financial assistance are given for establishment of Kissan/Mahila nurseries in private/public sectors under State Bamboo Development Agency.
Sattelite nuseries are temporary in nature and normally establishedwithin or alongside of bamboo plantation. It is more convenient than Central nursery when tranportation of seedlings,maintenance etc are issues for raising plantation in areas where there is no proper approach roads.