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Project Saamrath to Train 10 lakh Personnel in Rubber Sector by 2020

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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The Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) has started a Project called ‘Saamrath’, which is aimed at skilling, reskilling and upskilling around 10 lakh personnel engaged in the rubber sector, by the year 2020.

It is important to mention that more than 10 lakh personnel are involved in natural rubber (NR) plantation work hence the need of skilling is huge for boosting the production as well as productivity.

Chairman of the RSDC, Vinod Simon said that the Council has joined hands with the Rubber Board in upskilling the cultivators. The Rubber Board has good knowledge in leading the skilling drive in natural rubber plantations.

The training will be given under the Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana across natural rubber plantations, rubber manufacturing and tyre services.

In addition, the training is given for jobs such as Rubber Nursery General Worker, Latex Harvest Technician (tapper), Rubber Processing Technician-Rubber Sheeting & General Worker Rubber Plantation and so on.

The skilling of the tapper is essential as an unskilled tapper might adversely impact the production and damage the rubber tree. In Kerala, several holdings are believed to have been left untapped because of the shortage of skilled tappers.

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