ITANAGAR, FEB 16: The Rubber Board of India is committed to taking steps to boost rubber cultivation in the state. This was stated by the Board’s North Eastern Zonal Additional Production Commissioner Anil Kumar, who along with Deputy Production Commissioner K A Grijamoni, arrived on a two-day visit to the state yesterday.
Kumar said that he had a threadbare discussion with state Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin for promotion of rubber cultivation in the state. “I took stock of the present status of rubber cultivation and the steps taken by the state government for encouraging rubber growers from Pertin, the nodal officer from the state government,” Kumar said.
“As promised by our commissioner during her visit to the state in March 2013, the opening of RBI regional office here and posting of development officer besides a field officer at Namsai office reflected the Board’s commitment to help grow rubber production in the state, Kumar said. Posting of field officers to potential rubber growing areas of the state was in the offing, he said.