Manipur has launched bicycles made of bamboo to promote the most healthy and environmental friendly mode of transport.
The bicycles were launched at the four day-long Bamboo Cycle Fabrication workshop which was held at the Jupiter Yambem Centre in Imphal.
The workshop was jointly organized by the Manipur Cycle Club and South Asian Bamboo Foundation (SABF).
Stating that the bamboo bicycle was an experiment in the state, where most of the commodities are imported from other states of India, SABF founder Kamesh Salam said that Manipur had the raw materials to produce furniture and other household items.
He stated that apart from marketing such eco-friendly items in the state, they could be exported to other parts of the nation and foreign countries.