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RPS Silver Jubilee celebrations to end on 19 July
18 July 2013

The Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the formation of Rubber Producers’ Societies organized by the Rubber Board are coming to an end. Sri. K.M.Mani, Minister for Finance, Govt. of Kerala will inaugurate the concluding programme at Mammen Mapillai Hall, Kottayam on 19 July 2013 at 3.00 pm.
Smt. Sheela Thomas, Chairman, Rubber Board will deliver the introductory speech. Sri. K.M. Mani, Minister will release a compendium of articles on RPSs published in Rubber’ magazines. Dr. Thomas. J., Rubber Production Commissioner will deliver a talk on ‘RPS in 25 Years’. Board members Sri. Jose K Mani M.P., Sri. K.N. Balagopal M.P., Sri. Joseph Vazhakkan M.L.A., Sri. C. Ananthakrishnan, (Vice Chairman, Rubber Board) and Adv. Suresh Koshi will speak on the occasion.
The meeting will honour the innovators who designed prototypes of improved tapping devices. Dr. James Jacob, Director, Rubber Research Institute of India will introduce the innovators.
The Board has initiated the formation of the RPSs with a view to empowering the small growers who dominate India’s rubber plantation sector. There are around 2500 societies in the country.

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