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Last Date of Rubber Plantation Subsidy Application Extended upto 29 February
06 February 2012
The last date for receipt of application for assistance for replanting and new planting under the Rubber Plantation Development Scheme is extended up to 29 February 2012. Application in the prescribed form in duplicate together with two copies of correct survey plan of the land already planted in the year 2011 should reach in the respective regional offices of the Board on or before 29 February 2012. Application forms and other details are available from all regional offices and field stations of the Board at Rs.5/- per set.
The application forms in Malayalam and English can also be downloaded from the Rubber Board’s website www.rubberboard.org.in. No fee has to be remitted while using downloaded application forms.
In the traditional rubber growing area ie. Kerala & Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, growers whose total rubber area does not exceed 5 hectare including newplanting / replanting during the current year, are eligible for planting grant for an area up to 2 hectares. The rate of assistance is Rs.19,500/- per hectare for replanting and new planting.
In non traditional rubber growing areas (all places except Kerala & 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 areas is Rs.30,000/- per hectare which includes planting subsidy, cost of polybag plants and transportation subsidy.