Mangaluru

Conference in city on Friday

The conference has been organised in view of various issues being faced by rubber growers, especially after the steep fall in the prices of natural rubber in the last several years

Karnataka Rubber Planters Association will hold a conference of rubber growers in the city on October 18.

K.N. Raghavan, Executive Director, Rubber Board, Kottayam, Kerala, will inaugurate it at the Dakshina Kannada District Central Cooperative Bank Hall, Kodialbail, at 11 a.m., according to N. Sharath Bhandary, president of the association.

Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, he said that the conference has been organised in view of various issues being faced by rubber growers, especially after the steep fall in the prices of natural rubber in the last several years.

He said that the State had 87 rubber producers cooperative societies under four regional offices of the Rubber Board in Mangaluru, Puttur, Kundapur and Shivamogga. The State is likely to emerge as the second largest in South India with regard to the area under rubber by 2025.

The conference will discuss subsidy issues, demand for minimum support price, issues related to tapping of latex and the like.

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