Agrarian crisis

Price is the rub

Print edition : August 05, 2016

Rubber tapping in progress at a plantation in Kerala. The majority of rubber cultivators are smallholders owning less than 0.55 hectare and employing skilled labourers for harvesting and processing. Photo: Johney Thomas

Trade liberalisation policies and integration of domestic and market prices of natural rubber have severely affected rubber cultivators of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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