OBDA > Odisha BAMBOO DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Odisha Bamboo Development Agency has been set up by Government of Odisha in Forest Department. This is headed by the State Mission Director and looks after integrated development of Bamboo sector. It is also implementing the programme of NBM . Keeping in view of withdrawal of food support from UNWFP, Project Director, WFP has been entrusted with work of State Mission Director, OBDA and Government has ordered to utilize the budget & staff of WFP for Bamboo development programme vide No.18973 dt. 3rd Dec 2007. The programmes are implemented through DFOs in forest area and District Bamboo Development Agency (DBDAs)/ OBDA field units in non-forest area. A State Bamboo Steering Committee (SBSC) has been constituted under Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Forest and Environment Department. Presently no field units exists due to shortage of staff in the department.
At State level there is State Bamboo Steering Committee (SBSC) headed by Principal Secretary, Forest & Environment Department. It consists of Secretary of different Departments. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Odisha; Managing Director, Odisha Forest Development Corporation; Director, Handicrafts and Cottage Industries and others as member. State Mission Director of Odisha Bamboo Development Agency is Member Secretary. Its function is to approve the Action Plan & Monitor the progress of Bamboo Sector Development Programme.