NABARD loan scheme should help develop new plantation regions: Rubber Board

Ali Corbett

The domestic all-natural rubber sector has been going by means of a challenging section. A extended slump in rubber charges has strike the plantation sector, specially tiny and marginal growers. Other segments are also beset with challenges this sort of as worldwide opposition, dumping, non-tariff limitations and technological bottlenecks.

KN Raghavan, Government Director, Rubber Board, spoke to BusinessLine on the sidelines of the India Rubber Fulfill 2020 at Mamallapuram, near Chennai, about the steps to mitigate the result of the slump, and the road in advance for the sector. Excerpts:

What are the fast-term steps planned to revive the sector?

Even though there is no guess on the price front, the straightforward way out now is to improve productiveness. Low productiveness is on account of two explanations. Persons never faucet (rubber) at all, and they never faucet through the rainy period owing to lack of rain guarding. Also, there are

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