The Kerala Government has filed an intervention application in a special leave petition filed by State Bank of Travancore before the Supreme Court against a Kerala High Court Division Bench verdict

Chennai The Rubber Board is awaiting states’ nod to conduct the field trials of genetically modified (GM) rubber crop, said Sheela Thomas, chairperson, Rubber Board.

The Rubber Board and Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) jointly organise one-day training in reclaimed rubber at Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam on September 2.

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Kohima, May 16: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 78.57 crore to the state to support 37 new rural infrastructure projects.

Nabard general manager, Nagaland, U.S.

The ministry of environment and forests, for the first time has chalked out comprehensive effluent standard norms for the rubber industry across all product categories. According to official sources this measure will check the pollution problem arising from rubber parks coming up in the country.

The State Department of Forests is planning to permit private companies to grow forest produce such as rubber, eucalyptus, bamboo, reed, cane and tamarind on its land across the State.

Forest Minister C H Vijayashankar told reporters here on Wednesday that the department will take a major portion of about 1.40 lakh acres of forest land that is in the possession of the Karnataka Forest Developme

Rubber prices are on track for successive record highs as robust Asian economies led by China step up purchases, prompting producing countries to expand plantations to capitalise on the insatiable demand.

India has the highest level of productivity in natural rubber and coconuts. While natural rubber productivity has grown rapidly, that of coconuts has barely increased over time. This paper seeks an explanation for this differential performance in terms of relative rates of diffusion of new technologies facilitated by their respective Sectoral Systems of Innovation.