Rubber Production

 

 

The rubber cultivation has gained its popularity in Assam due to congenial agro-climatic condition as well as its eco-friendly environment. The Rubber Board has identified Assam as a “Potential State”. From the “productivity” point of view, Assam too has ample scope of rubber plantation. Considering the said conditions, the Rubber Board has planned to enhance rubber plantation area to 2 lakh hectares at the end of 12th Five Year Plan from the 28102 hectare at present to cope with the growing demand of rubber in the country which is expected to touch 1.78 lakh MT at the end of 2025. The area under rubber cultivation has grown from 16.5 thousand hectares in 2006-07 to 49.0 thousand hectares in 2013-14. The tapping area as well as production of rubber has also been increased considerably during the same period. Considering the growth of plantation areas and rubber production trends, there is vast potential for setting up of rubber industries in the State.

 

Area and Production of Rubber in Assam, 2006-07 to 2013-14:

 

District-wise Area and Production of Rubber in Assam during 2011-12 to 2013-14:

 

District wise Generation of Employment in Rubber Plantation Activities in Assam, 2002-03 to 2011-12: