Rubber Board of India plants its first genetically-modified (GM) rubber in the north east

The Rubber Board of India planted the first genetically-modified (GM) rubber plant on 22 June 2021 at its Sarutari research farm in Guwahati. This is believed to herald a revolution in the cultivation of natural rubber in India.   The GM rubber plant has been developed at the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), and is expected to do well under […]

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Interview – India’s natural rubber output, consumption beginning to recover after Covid-19 shock as demand rises


After being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic that saw India’s natural rubber production and consumption fall sharply, the industry is experiencing buoyancy once again as demand for tyres by the automobile sector and other non-tyre requirements continue to rise, Dr. K.N. Raghavan, Chairman and Executive Director, Rubber Board,Ministry of Commerce and Industry, tells […]

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Pre-Christmas ‘Santa Claus’ rally boosts Kerala’s natural rubber market to Rs 132 per kg

The pre-Christmas price rally phenomenon in rubber, better known as Santa Claus rally, has given a much-needed touch of festivity to the domestic rubber price, sagging under the strain of slowdown in demand, reports Financial Express. From Rs. 126 per kg in mid-November, the domestic price of the premium grade natural rubber, RSS-4 sheet, used […]

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