Thursday, June 08, 2017

Rubber Plantation @ Kanyakumari

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During a visit to Kanyakumari and while coming back from Pechiparai Dam, we stopped by a rubber plantation with the road passes between the estate. It was the first time I got to see rubber trees and each tree was tied by a coconut shell along the trunk and the top layer has been removed for the rubber milk to flow into shell. The milk is collected later and processed to form rubber sheets which left to dry for few days before transported to various purposes and use.   

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Kanyakumari is the only district in Tamil Nadu where rubber is produced and among the available of 19233 hectares of rubber plantation, 24020 tonnes of rubber is produced annually. Though Kerala is the leading rubber producer in India, Tamil Nadu contributes 3% of the total natural rubber production in India, which is no.4 among the top ten rubber producing counties.

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Neatly fenced rubber estate and the road leads beautiful amid trees
The geographical location of Kanyakumari helps doing excel in rubber industry, with adequate and well distributed rainfall in the Western Ghats. In the southern region, Tamil Nadu is the second major producers of natural rubber and the rubber goods are manufactured both in the organised and small-scale sectors.  And the manufacturing is mostly like tyres, tubes, belts, balls, washers and rubber sheets. 

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12 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How interesting to learn more about the rubber production. What a beautiful road lined with the trees! I'm new to your blog. It's nice to meet you! Enjoy your day!

Ida said...

How interesting. That tree line road and fencing is really neat looking. Enjoyed this post.

Jim said...

That is an interesting fence indeed.

Twilight Man said...

We also have lots of rubber plantations in my country. We used to be the largest exporter for rubber sheets but not anymore as they switched to palm oil plantations instead as they thought the profits are more lucrative with lesser work.

I love to walk around the rubber plantations but they often have many snakes lurking somewhere.

Nancy Chan said...

These rubber trees and latex cups remind me of my younger days. We live in a village and I helped my aunt pick firewood from the rubber plantation together with my cousins. Those were the days!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, learning about the rubber plantation is interesting. I love the last view of the road and plants. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Destination Infinity said...

The last pic is cool. I wish to see a rubber plantation directly.

Destination Infinity

Betsy Adams said...

Very interesting... I've never been to a Rubber Plantation... Thanks for sharing.

We did visit a Banana Plantation when we were on our Honeymoon in 2001 to the Southern Caribbean. INTERESTING also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots of the rubber trees.

Gosia k said...

thank you very much for joining Greetings from europe

Rose said...

I love that last photo. I would love to see this place for myself.

Felicia said...

very informational article. I would love to visit this place.