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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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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Rain-guarding helps rubber output go up by 14,000 tonnes in July 2019: Rubber Board of India

According to the Rubber Board of India, timely rain-guarding has increased natural rubber output in India by 14,000 tonnes in July 2019, on an year-on-year basis. The production recorded in July was 60,000 tonne, while it was 46,000 tonne in July 2018. “Confronted with a drastic reduction in production during the last few years, the […]

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