The total area under rubber stands at 19, 132.5 Ha. as of 2021. Currently, 4,989 Ha. have been brought under tapping producing about 15,700 MT of latex annually. Remaining 14,100 Ha. of rubber plantation have attained maturity, creating the need for approx. 6,378 numbers of rubber sheet rollers. More focus is being given to post harvest management through support from various agencies viz. Negotiated loan under NABARD and NEC under post COVID -19 economic recovery plans.

Under NEC and NABARD schemes, a total of 524 No. of Rubber Sheet Rollers were distributed to support production of rubber in about 1 ,500 Ha. of matured plantation clusters in the rubber growing districts. It has also generated direct and indirect economic activities of about 1 ,500 households in the state. The achievement of the year is as highlighted below:

  • Under NABARD, RIDF-XXIV, the department has provided 289 No. of Rubber Sheet Rollers to rubber growers in Dimapur, Peren, Wokha, Zunheboto, Mokokchung, Longleng and Mon districts.
  • Under NEC, post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan, the department distributed 235 Nos. of Rubber Sheet Rollers in the state during the year.

(L)Rubber Plantation at kangching, Longleng (R) Extracting Process of rubber latex
(L) Rubber Sheets being dried in smoke house (R) Flagging off of Rubber sheets consignment from Merapani,wokha district to New Delhi