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Campaign for rubber plantation excellence
Kottayam, 10 April 2017
The annual mass contact programme of the Rubber Board for this year will be held from 17 April to 26 May 2017. The theme for this year is Total Plantation Excellence. Cultural practices such as weekly tapping, controlled upward tapping, rain guarding, online fertilizer recommendation, scheme for intercropping to be implemented in collaboration with state agricultural department and rubber tapper skill development programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY) will be discussed in the meetings. Local impediments, if any, in adopting these practices will also be addressed. The Board expects to meet around sixty thousand growers/tappers through campaign meetings.
Growers can contact Rubber Board Call Centre to know the details of the programme. Mr. P.K. Joseph, Dy. Rubber Production Commissioner will answer the questions in this regard on 12 April 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm. The Call Centre number is 0481 - 2576622.
Information about the services of the Board and also technical advice regarding cultivation, production, processing, etc. of rubber can be regularly sought from the Call Centre functioning at its Head Office. The service is available from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm on all working days.