Rubber plantation drive under “Chief Minister’s Rubber Mission in Tripura”
In order to increase the good quality rubber production and to enhance the markets of local rubber growers in the state, Chief Minister’s Rubber Mission in Tripura has been launched.
Under the Chief Minister’s Rubber Mission, a mega Rubber Plantation drive has been undertaken in next 5 years.
Out of the two models of implementation i.e. Credit linked and Input subsidy method, the mission has been initiated with Input subsidy method in convergence with MGNREGA with an aim to produce more and better quality rubber in the state and bring more income to rubber growers and to improve the economy of the state.
As on 29th October, 2021, plantation has been completed in 2365.83 Ha of land.
In Tripura, the implementing agencies for this Mission are TTAADC, Rubber Board, TFDPC Ltd., TRPC Ltd., Tribal Welfare & TRP and PTG Department, Govt. of Tripura.
Increased production of rubber will help in establishing rubber industry and thereby improve the employment generation in the state. Good quality rubber could be yielded by rain guarding, using right amount of fertilizer, increase the water holding capacity, following the correct tapping procedure and re-plantation activities in the existing plantation area.
In this connection, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. K.N. Raghavan, IRS, Executive Director, Rubber Board in presence of the Secretary, Tribal Welfare Department, Govt. of Tripura on 29th October, 2021 at 12.00 Noon at State Guest House to review of Rubber Plantation under “Chief Minister’s Rubber Mission in Tripura” with all the implementing agencies engaged with this Mission.