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Rubber planting materials for distribution
Kottayam, 29 March 2016

The Rubber Board has invited applications for distribution of planting materials. Root trainer plants and polybag plants of clones RRII 105, 430, 414, 417 and 422 are available from the Board’s central nursery at Karickattoor and regional nurseries at Kadackamon (Punalur), Manjeri (Manjeri), Kanhikulam (Palakkad), Ulickal (Sreekandapuram) and Alakkode (Taliparamba). Root trainer plants are getting ready for distribution from April 2016.

The price is Rs.65/- for root trainer plants and Rs.55/- for polybag plants. An amount of Rs.5/- per cup will be refunded on returning the root trainer cups. Farmers who need root trainer plants can apply at the nearest regional office of the Board. Application forms can be had from all regional offices of the Board or can be downloaded from the Board’s website Allotment will be on first come first served basis, depending upon the availability of the planting material.

Agencies like Rubber Producers’ Societies (RPSs), Self Help Groups (SHGs), companies jointly owned by the Board and RPSs, tribal projects, Kudumbasree units, etc. which purchase more than 2500 numbers of root trainer plants will be eligible for an incentive of Rs. 2/- per plant. Applications of such agencies should be recommended by the concerned officer of the regional office of the Board.

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