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Adopt Kerala method to boost rubber production: Tripura CM

IANS  |  Agartala 

Kumar on Tuesday asked all stakeholders to adopt the method to boost production in

The northeastern state is the second largest producer in after Kerala, with 85,000 hectares of land under plantation, producing 65,330 tonnes of annually.

"We should adopt the technology in our state. During the rainy and odd weather seasons, we must be able to collect the entire production of latex and other produces without any loss.

"That will boost production and productivity of in Tripura," said while addressing a seminar here.

He said that all stakeholders associated with and production should make all out efforts so that Tripura's contribution in India's natural increases to at least 30 per cent.

The Forest Development and (TFDPC), a state-owned company, organised the seminar on "Enhancement of Quality Production of Rubber and Allied Products".

TFDPC's said that based on Chinese, and German technologies, the corporation with an annual turnover of Rs 50 crore, was currently running a at its Anandanagar industrial estate.

It has been producing international standard solid rubber wood board, doors and hundreds of varieties of furniture.

The TFDPC has 9,000 hectares under rubber plantation across and produces 3,200 tonnes of rubber and annually.

The Kerala-based of has identified 450,000 hectares of land suitable for in the northeast, with 200,000 hectares in Tripura.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:22 IST
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