Villagers encouraged to grow rubber

October 19, 2011 by  
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Villagers encouraged to grow rubberAssam, October 18, 2011: A meeting was organised to spread awareness about growing rubber to fetch more income among the rural people in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.

More than 160 rubber growers took part in the meeting held recently with the theme-’Plant rubber and overcome poverty’.

“Rubber compared with other crops offers maximum returns to the grower. So plant rubber for economic stability and development,” said Fr. Sebastian Ouseparambil, Director of Development Association of Nagaland.

K.G. Mohanan, Addl. Rubber Production Commissioner of Rubber Board North East regional office spoke about the daily uses of rubber and the advantages of cover crops.

Baby Thomas, Rubber Board Development officer offered all possible help for the rubber growers in Karbi Anglong.

Rajen Teron, one of the first rubber growers in Manja area, said that income from growing rubber helped him educate his children.

– fr. tom mangattuthazhe