Narayanan formed a trade union along with 10 men to look after the interests of the plantation workers in Malaya. This union would eventually morph into the National Union of Plantation Workers of Malaya.
Rubber farmers will be provided loans by NABARD on the guarantee of the Rubber Board.
The Society, founded in March 1960, had been the backbone of the latex-based economy of the constituency until it shut operations following mounting debts – the result of alleged mismanagement and corruption.
The novel papaya tapping will be a boon for rubber farmers who are left in the lurch because of plummeting rubber prices.
Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar said the government was actively considering the setting up of a 'CIAL' model company with private public participation for tyre and rubber-based industries.
The gigantic tree that towers over the museum garden in the Kerala capital has aged without much celebration. He is the only survivor among the seven trees imported from Sri Lanka in the latter part of the 19th century.