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Government leaders support rubber

A Correspondent  
Agartala, October 28, 2010: Only fifty years ago Malaysia was a nondescript country presently that emerged as one of the richest nations solely on the basis of rubber. This was disclosed by the leading rubber expert of India at a workshop at Agartala. The Workshop on rubber production and use of technology, organized by national Institute of Technology (NIT) was inaugurated by state forest minister Jitendra Chowdhury.  

Speaking o the seminar Chowdhury has said that state perspective plan envisages plantation of rubber in 100 thousand hectors of land within next five years. To exploit the vast untapped rubber the government is building a rubber park in Bodhjungnagar industrial park, he added. Among those who spoke on this occasion were Dr. P.K. Basu, Director NIT and Chairman of MSME, N.K. Sharma and Chairman TFDPC R.L. Srivastava.                            

India stands second in terms of population in the world while the northeastern state Tripura has saw a dramatic change. Here the ratio of population is decreasing and this has happened only because of the awareness among its people said Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar after inaugurating a workshop at Panchatai Raj Training Institute.  

The workshop named “Perspective plan achievements and the road ahead” was organized by state Fishery Department. This negative growth in population rising would help Tripura to achieve self sufficiency in food, Sarkar added. Chief Minister also stressed on the need of organizing such workshops in other districts also.

State Fishery Minsiter Khagendra Jamatia, executive member of Triprua tribal autonomous district council's fishery department Santanu Jamatia and Chief Secretary S.K. Panda were among others present on the occasion. In total 227 fishermen and members of self help groups those who are associated with fish production from four districts of Tripura participated in the workshop.