The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of the “Sustainable and Inclusive Development of Natural Rubber Sector” scheme with an outlay of Rs.960 crore in the 12th Plan with some modification as recommended by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC).
Component wise and year wise break up of outlay for the 12th Plan is as under:
|1||Plantation Development and Extension||123.56||130.21||144.15||152.66||176.41||726.99|
|3||Technology Up-gradation and Market Development||10.47||9.58||10.08||11.03||12.09||53.25|
|4||Human Resource Development||5.90||6.54||6.74||6.89||6.99||33.06|
|6||Statistical Services, Information Services and Governance Programme||—-||2.99||2.36||2.41||2.24||10.00|
The main objective of the scheme is to enhance natural rubber production and productivity. This would be through expanding planted area, accelerating rubber plantation development programmes in non-traditional regions including the North-East, intensifying research to evolve appropriate technologies for rubber cultivation, processing and end product manufacturing and transferring technology through training and extension services.