ERJ staff report (DS)
Kottayam, India - India's Rubber Board has invited applications from growers for re-planting grants.
In the traditional rubber growing area, ie Kerala and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, growers whose total area under rubber does not exceed five hectares including new planting / replanting during the current year, are eligible for planting grant for an area up to two hectares. The rate of assistance is Rs.19,500/- per hectare for replanting and new planting.
In non traditional rubber growing area (all places except Kerala and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu), growers whose rubber area does not exceed 20 ha are eligible for assistance under the scheme. The rate of assistance in non-traditional area is Rs.30,000/- per hectare which includes planting subsidy, cost of polybag plants and transportation subsidy.
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Press release from Indian Rubber Board