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Application invited for rubber planting subsidy
03 July 2013

The Rubber Board has invited applications from rubber growers for assistance for replanting and new planting under the Rubber Plantation Development scheme. Application in the prescribed form in duplicate together with two copies of rough sketch of the land already planted / proposed to be planted in the year 2013 should reach the respective Regional Offices of the Board on or before 31 December 2013. 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 be downloaded free of cost from the Rubber Board’s website also.
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. Applications received after 31 December 2013 will not be considered.

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