The Rubber Board, India, has informed that the last date for submitting applications by rubber growers for financial assistance for replanting and new planting under the Rubber Plantation Development Scheme has been extended upto January 31, 2019.
Applications are invited for plantings done in 2017. Applications in the prescribed form in duplicate along with necessary documents of the area should reach the respective regional offices/ development offices of the Board on or before January 31, 2019. The application forms can be downloaded from the Rubber Board’s website www.rubberboard.org.in
In the traditional rubber growing area of Kerala & Tamil Nadu, growers whose total area under rubber does not exceed 2 hectares including newplanting/replanting during the current year, are eligible for planting grant for an area up to one hectare. The assistance is Rs.25,000 per hectare for replanting and new planting including Rs.5000 towards cost of planting materials. In the case of SC growers, rate of financial assistance is Rs.40,000/ hectare for replanting and new planting including Rs.5000 towards cost of planting materials.
In Non-traditional and North Eastern areas, growers whose total area under rubber does not exceed 5 hectares including newplanting/replanting during the current year, are eligible for planting grant for an area up to 2 hectares. The assistance is Rs.40,000 per hectare for replanting and new planting including Rs.5,000 towards cost of certified planting materials.