Advantages of bamboo irrigation:
- Bamboo is a miracle plant used by locals as a sturdy building material for drip irrigation. It is very strong and is lighter in weight and cheaper.
- The bamboo plant can grow a few feet a day and reach maturity within two years. Even after the harvesting season, it self-propagates and new bamboo forest can quickly spring up preventing deforestation and soil erosion. It is thus easily available for farmers.
- Unlike other plants, bamboo is naturally antibacterial and does not need harmful pesticides and fertilizers to grow.
- Bamboos are easily repairable and are bio-degradable substances. It can naturally turn into humus which can keep the soil fertile.
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