A programme is being launched to provide rain guards for rubber cultivators.
The programme is being launched to facilitate the rubber- tappers to work on the maximum number of days by providing rain guards. The programme has been jointly launched by the Plantation Ministry, Rubber Research Institute, Rubber Development Department and Thuru-saviya Fund. The aim is to encourage rubber cultivators and increase production. 160 million rupees is being spent on the programme. The demand for rubber products have increased and the income of the cultivators has substantially improved.