Boda Grass  Expression of Interest


Government of Andhra Pradesh

Forest Department

 Expression of Interest


Andhra Pradesh Forest Department invites prospective entrepreneurs for partnership in paper manufacture industry/Bio mass power plants from Boda Grass (Cymbopogon coloratus )


Salient features


Raw Material : Boda Grass , (Cymbopogon coloratus)

Geographical distribution: Forests of Kadapa, Kurnool , Anantapur, Nellore , Chittoor districts

Rough availability: 9 lakh MTs annually.


Industrial Uses:

  • Manufacture of paper products like Card sheets, File covers, Carry bags, Folders, Marble paper, Different coloured paper, Moon rock papers and Straw Boards.
  • Manufacture of essential oil as byproduct of paper manufacture. The oil has 73 constituents at vegetative stage and 54 constituents at flowering stage. The main constituents are Camphene, Limonene, Borneol, Caryophyllene Oxide and Bisabolol etc.,. Three to four KGs of oil can be manufactured from a MT of grass.
  • Bio Power Generation: The Boda grass has as high as 3100 K. Cal /Kg of energy equivalent to F grade coal.


Who can Supply Raw Material

1000 Vana Samrakshana Samithies consisting of 1,50,000 members

Nature of partnership

Through a tripartite agreement among the VSS, Government and Industry.


Whom to contact for further details


C. Siva Sankara Reddy I.F.S.,

Addl. Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests (Production)

Office of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests,

D.No. 4-1-71 4 to 725/1, Tuljaguda Complex,

APHB Building , M.J.Market Road , Hyderabad – 500 001.

Ph. 040 2460 0257 (off) e-mail:


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