Yield: Average yield 40 tonnes per acre. Planting: Conventionally, about 200 of them are planted per acre. In medium density planting, the number rises to 500 and, in high-density planting, the number is doubled to 1,000 plants per acre. Planting Cost: 1st Year: The initial cost is Rs 14.39 lakh per10 acres for land preparation, soil improvement, sinking a well, weeding, fencing, laying a drip system, ploughing, digging pits and installing an electrical pump. 2nd – 4th Year: Rs 3.26 lakh per 10 acres 5th Year onwards: Rs 4.40 lakh per 10 acres. Harvesting From 3rd Year: 297 tonnes per 10 acre. Yields remain steady at 400 tonnes per 10 acres from the fifth year onwards. At Rs 4,000 a tonne (for sun-dried 15% moisture bamboo), Namby says the net income from such a plantation will be about Rs 70 lakh over 10 years. According to the World Bank, India’s per person emission of carbon dioxide was 1,730 kg a year in 2014. Another website says this has risen to 1,900 kg in 2016. Bharathi Namby, a scientist, says it will take just five bamboo plants a year to make an Indian carbon-neutral, because each of them absorbs about 400 kg of CO2 a year From Budget speech : Bamboo is ‘Green Gold’. We removed bamboo grown outside forest areas from the definition of trees. Now, I propose to launch a Re-structured National Bamboo Mission with an outlay of Rs.1290 crore to promote bamboo sector in a holistic manner. Firstly the market for bamboo needs to be identified. If we can do value chain addition than income will be higher. In a rough figure in one hectre we can harvest 1600 and more clumps of about 35 to 40 kg weight. So if we can get RS. 3-4 per kg than income will be about 1.5 lakh per annum which is very Less. Similarly if we sell primary process bamboo or treated than income will be higher.