Dr. N. Barathi, the founder of Growmore Biotech Ltd. is a research scientist who had completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in agriculture. His passion for science, entrepreneurship, and agriculture urged him to establish this company in 1977. His goal is to constantly promote best bamboo cultivation in the world which would cater to a lot of applications such as Environment cleaning of CO2 and ETP wastewater, Power generation, Carbon sequestration, developing the best agronomy for large scale cultivation of bamboo by adopting plant tissue culture techniques, and finding bamboo Fiber for textiles & plastics.
Growmore Biotech was established to incorporate plant tissue culture techniques in 85 different species of plants encompassing forestry trees, ornamental plants, horticultural plants, herbal plants, and agricultural plants that are disease resistant. Desiring to produce indigenous and innovative solutions in the field of agriculture and farming, Dr N. Barathi has profoundly worked for around 8 years on developing a superior clone of Bamboo known as Beema bamboo. The company has benefited many Government institutions, corporate companies, and State forest departments who are cultivating the tissue cultured plants in high amounts. The company also fosters plantation of Beema bamboo in countries like Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Madagascar, Mauritius, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Africa, Tanzania, Argentina, and Ethiopia.
Facts to know
- Beema bamboos are fast growing, thorn-less, thick-walled, high biomass yielding and sterile.
- Infosys Limited has planted these bamboos in all of its branches of Thiruvananthapuram, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Chennai, Mangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, and Chandigarh to combat air pollution.
- About 3,30,800 plants have been supplied to the farmers in the year 2017-2018.
- The plant species developed by Growmore Biotech Ltd. are not Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
- These bamboos can absorb about 400 kgs of carbon dioxide every year.
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