The Rubber Board will organise an awareness campaign for small and marginal rubber growers to improve the quality of sheet rubber.

The programme, organised in cooperation with the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association, All India Rubber Industries Association, and Indian Rubber Dealers Federation, will be launched on Wednesday. A press note here said the programme would be held in the traditional rubber growing belt of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka from May 8 to July 8.

Rubber Board chairman Sheela Thomas will participate in the inaugural function. Topics such as use of root trainer plants, soil moisture conservation, and low frequency of tapping will be discussed during the programme.