Dr. Sawar Dhanania took over charge as the Chairman of the Rubber Board on 30 June 2021 vide Office Order No. K-40011/2/2020-Plant-C dtd 29 June 2021 and Gazette notification No. 2714 dtd 26 July 2021. The appointment is for a period of three years. Dr. Dhanania was earlier the Chairman of the Rubber Board from August 2019 to May 2020. He had also functioned as member of the Rubber Board from May 2017 to May 2020
Mr. M. Vasanthagesan IRS took over charge as the Executive Director of the Rubber Board, on 17 April 2023. He was working as Additional Commissioner in Customs (Preventive), Kochi.
The Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) was established in 1955. The Institute has attained a prestigious position in the international rubber scenario through its research contributions. RRII is a member of the International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB) and actively participates in many international research programmes. RRII has played a significant role in India achieving high productivity.
The headquarters of RRII is located on a hillock, 8 km east of Kottayam town in Kerala State with a research farm attached to it. The nearest airport is at Nedumbassery, Kochi, 100 km north.
The Central Experiment Station of the Institute is located at Chethackal (Ranni) 50 km away from Kottayam. To conduct location specific research, the Institute has established a research complex for North East India with headquarters at Agartala and having regional research stations at Agartala in Tripura, Guwahati in Assam and Tura in Meghalaya. RRII has also set up regional research stations at Dapchari (Maharashtra), Kamakhyanagar (Orissa), Nagrakatta (West Bengal), Paraliar (Tamil Nadu), Nettana (Karnataka) and Padiyoor (Kerala). Soil and leaf testing laboratories have been established at Kottayam, Tripura, Thaliparamba, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Muvattupuzha, Palai, Kanjirappally, Adoor and Nedumangad. Mobile units for soil and leaf analysis are available at the headquarters, Tripura, Kozhikode, Muvattupuzha and Adoor.
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Last reviewed and updated on, 04-Oct-2023