Kottayam: In a first of its kind effort, the Kottayam based Rubber Board under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has published a directory of the rubber tappers in Kerala. The directory is based on the survey conducted by the Rubber Board in association with Rubber Producers’ Societies in Kerala.
Releasing the ‘Rubber Tappers’ Directory’ at a function held at Pala Marketing Society auditorium in Pala, Sheela Thomas IAS, Chairman of Rubber Board said that rubber tappers are an integral part of rubber cultivation and their welfare is important for the development of rubber sector.
Dr. Thomas J, Rubber Production Commissioner said that rubber cultivation is much dependent on rubber tappers and the data received from the survey would be utilized for the welfare of rubber tappers.
Tappers’ Directory is prepared regional wise and the directories of Pala, Kottayam, Kanjirappally and Erattupetta regions were received by the Presidents of the Rubber Producers’ Societies (RPSs) viz. V U Joseph (Palakkad RPS), C J Thomas (Pangada RPS), P T Avira (Elamkulam North RPS) and K J Joseph (Edamaruk RPS) respectively from the Chairman of Rubber Board.
D Anil Kumar, Jt. Rubber Production Commissioner; P S Salomi, Dy. Rubber Production Commissioner; Viju Chacko, Director, Finance; and Dr. C Kuruvilla Jacob, Director, Training; were among those present on the occasion.
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