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Arunachal allots Rs 10 cr for rubber cultivation

PTI Itanagar | Updated on March 29, 2013

The Arunachal Pradesh government has allotted Rs 10 crore and Rs 5 crore for cultivation of rubber and tea in the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin expressed confidence that a new beginning has been made for creating employment opportunities for the people by the State Government by allotting money to grow rubber and tea.

Both rubber and tea with suitable agro-climatic condition would be money spinners for the State soon, Pertin said.

While expressing appreciation for the State Government for its initiative in providing an alternative to the rural masses, the Rubber Growers’ Association of Arunachal Pradesh President Taba Taram said genuine growers should be identified to extend the benefit while those who have visited Kottayam at the initiative of the State Government and the Rubber Board of India should be given preference.

Rubber would be an alternative to end the destructive and low yielding jhum cultivation in the State if the scheme is implemented effectively, said Taram, who has visited Tripura, the second largest rubber producer in India after Kerala.

Published on March 29, 2013

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