Union Budget 2017: Little cheer for Indian rubber industry

Union Budget 2017 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha on February 1, 2017, has brought little cheer for the Indian rubber industry. While the rubber industry leaders hail the increased allocation for infrastructure development in the Union...

Rubber Board owned company exports NR to Brazil

Manimalayar Rubbers Pvt Ltd., a company jointly owned by the Rubber Board and Rubber Producers Societies (RPSs), exported 19 tonnes of natural rubber (RSS IX) to Brazil, the country where natural rubber originated. The purchase was made by Indústria de artefatos de...

RRII scientists get awards for outstanding work

Scientists of Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) bagged coveted national and international awards. B. Predeep, Scientist A, (Remote Sensing) received Young Scientist Award of the International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB) for the year 2016. The...

Approval for second phase of rubber skill development programme

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has approved the second phase of the project submitted by the Rubber Board for skill development in rubber plantation sector under the Pradhan Mantri Kausal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The project proposes to...

NR production down 2.7% in 2016: ANRPC

ANRPC member-countries recorded 2.7% fall in NR production to 10.746 million tonnes in 2016, compared to 11.042 million tonnes in the previous year. The production cut is mainly due to floods in southern Thailand which affected the country’s output and also due...

NR productivity: Vietnam remains on top in 2016

Vietnam continued to be on top in NR productivity in 2016, by registering an Average Annual Yield of 1,680 kg per hectare of tapped area, according to ANRPC data. Vietnam was followed by India with an Average Annual Yield of 1,455 kg, Malaysia (1,400 kg), Thailand...