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While on the one hand bamboo, a grass, is strong, versatile and a highly renewable material which grows quick and easy, it is a labour-intensive product and helps create jobs and income.  While most building materials are industry-produced, bamboo links agriculture to the construction sector.
- S.K. Pandey, retired forester, currently working as adviser to TERI andNMBA
Comparative Analysis

Parameters Steel Polyhouse Edke Type Bamboo Polyhouse
Government Subsidy Yes Yes
Temperature Band Higher Lower/Cooler by 1 to 2 degrees
Environment Friendly No Yes
Wind - Resistant ? 120 km/hr
Land Levelling Required Almost Not Required
Pest-Resistant Yes Yes
Rolling Windows Yes Yes
Water Resistant Yes Yes
Built as per shape of Land No Yes
Ease of construction Require skilled workers Can be built by unskilled workers
Training for 'do it yourself' No Yes
Cost TWICE that of ETBP Half that of steel Polyhouse
Carbon Credits and Environment friendly No Yes
'DO IT YOURSELF' training No Yes
Government validated design ?