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Wonder grass bamboo can be useful building material: Expert – Times of India

Nagpur: Can bamboo is be used for building houses? Well yes, according to bamboo expert Vaibhav Kaley. Founder of ‘Wonder Grass’, Kaley, on Friday, highlighted many facets of bamboo.

Construction of buildings with a variety of materials will only enrich the vocabulary of the design. In fact bamboo, with its several beneficial properties would be a great substitute for these materials,” said Kaley.

Kaley was speaking on the topic ‘The joy of building … with bamboo’ in ‘Art Adda’ programme organized by Chitnavis Centre and Alag Angle at Laburnum Hall, Chitnavis Centre, Civil Lines.

“The bamboo is a form of grass, but it is very strong and is highly elastic which makes it good for construction purposes too. That’s why it is also called the wonder grass,” Kaley added.

Kaley said that bamboo can be utilized as a building material and also for scaffolding, building of bridges and houses. It works like true wood i.e. a natural composite material which tends to be useful while designing tricky structures. With a different kind of texture and unique design it also looks attractive and that is the reason why people across the globe are using bamboo for multiple purposes.

“Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. In some cases and areas, bamboo grows almost an inch in every half-an-hour. From North-East to the Himalayas, India has the largest bamboo cover, ranging from giant bamboos to black ones,” Kaley said.

Alag Angle head Lalit Vikamshi also spoke on the various uses and advantages of using natural materials like bamboo. “Every month we organize this programme with the motive of promoting different types of art and today’s workshop seeks to convey multiple uses of bamboo to the people,” he said.

The programme was followed by a question-and-answer session between Kaley and the attending delegates.

(Reporting by Shubham Nagdeve)

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