ERJ staff report (DS)
Kottayam, India -- Smt.Vijaylaxmi Joshi, Additional Secretary (Plantations), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has called for higher production and higher productivity in India's rubber growing industry.
The Minister was inaugurating Tapping 2011, intensive mass contact programme of the Rubber Board at Kottayam today. She urged the growers to adopt scientific tapping methods to face problems such as the shortage of tappers and to increase the
The mass contact programme - Tapping 2011 is scheduled to be held from 6 June to 22 July 2011. The aim of the programme is to create awareness among the rubber growers about the significance of scientific tapping and to promote modern scientific practices in all spheres of rubber plantation industry. Four thousand meetings with a participation of 1.5 lakh growers and tappers will be arranged in the traditional rubber growing belt of Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka with the active involvement of the Rubber Producers' Societies, Self Help Groups, Non-Governmental Organisations and other voluntary organisations.
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Press release from Indian Rubber Board