The Rubber Board has signed an MoU with DY Patil Agriculture and Technical College, Kohlapur, to discover the feasibility of cultivating rubber in Maharashtra’s Kohlapur area.
K.N. Raghavan, Government Director, Rubber Board and Sanjay D Patil (Chancellor of DY Patil Agriculture and Technical College & President of DYP Group of Establishments) signed the MoU. As per the MoU, the College will set up a rubber plantation in a one-hectare space with technical help from the Rubber Analysis Institute of India (RRII). The efficiency of the timber will probably be monitored collectively by the College and RRII.
Raghavan additionally inaugurated the planting of rubber saplings within the experimental plot.
India is the second-largest shopper of pure rubber globally, consuming round 1.2 million tonnes yearly and is anticipated to extend over time. About 40 per cent of the consumption is met by imports. With the widening hole between consumption and home manufacturing, self-sufficiency would be the fundamental focus of growth plans.
Pure rubber is a vital industrial uncooked materials with substantial strategic significance from the nationwide standpoint. NR finds software within the manufacturing of about 40,000 merchandise. The regular rise in pure rubber consumption, particularly from the tyre producers has created a giant hole between manufacturing and its consumption. Throughout 2021-22, the deficit was bridged by imporing NR valued at ₹7,500 crore.
The Rubber Board proposes to extend the world underneath pure rubber to lift the output. The Nationwide Rubber Coverage 2019 introduced by the Authorities envisages assembly not less than 75 per cent of the home requirement by 2030, contemplating the strategic and nationwide significance of this vital uncooked materials.
August 11, 2022