Bamboo Treatment
Cost: Approx. 200 Rs. per bamboo

Background:
Though bamboo has many versatile uses, from cooking to building big structures, a very high starch content make them susceptible to pest attacks. People have tried different techniques to increase their durability, like soaking in water, using only mature bamboo, choosing the right harvesting period etc. By carefully juxtaposing the traditional preservation techniques with the modern ones, we have developed a simple, economical and very effective bamboo treatment technique, that is very appropriate for the rural Nepali context. Our treatment plant is cheap, manually operated, portable, easy to use and has shown very good results against pest attack.