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Socio-Economic Development in Sri Lanka through Rubber Cultivation


Enforcement of legal provisions and supply of Financial Subsidies, Agricultural Inputs and Extension Services for the Qualitative and Quantitative Development of the Rubber Sector specially in the Smallholdings.

Rubber Development Department and its Services

In terms of a Cabinet Decision, the Rubber Control Department which was established under the Ordinance No.06 of 1934 was converted into Rubber Development Department (RDD) since year 1994. The RDD plays a significant role for the enhancement of the Plantation Sector implementing the regulations made by the Hon. Minister of Plantation Industries under the powers vested by the Ordinances and Acts of rubber plantation.

Implementation of the powers vested under principal statutes and legal sources.
Registration of rubber lands and their owners through the Regional offices, issuance of licences, and the provision of planting material, fertilizer and subsidies.
Administration of the system of subsidies for new planting and re-planting, and the distribution of subsidies through the District offices.
Production of high quality rubber plants in government and private rubber plant nurseries, and provision of subsidies and instructions to the private sector for the production of plants.
Issuance of licences for sale of rubber, manufacture of rubber based products and export of rubber.
Provision of subsidies for the modernization of factories for the manufacture of rubber.
Collection of important data and information in respect of the rubber cultivated lands, production, local consumption and export.
Provision of advisory services for the cultivators and transportation of their agricultural inputs to augment progress of the rubber cultivation.
Make rubber small holders aware of the available markets.
Interaction with international organizations in the spheres of production, consumption and trade in natural rubber.
Collection and administration of Cess funds.
Motivation the small holders in respect of the phases of rubber cultivation and production.
Organization and implementation of activities for the economic uplift of the small holders.
Implementation of state policy aimed at the expansion of productivity and production in the sphere of rubber and act as the leading institution for that purpose.
Estimation, collection and accounting of government revenue.



Rubber Prices

16 February 2017
Grade Price Range
LC No.1XUnq - Unq
LC No.1Unq - Unq
LC No.2Unq - Unq
LC No.3Unq - Unq
LC No.4310.00 - Flat
SC (Br) No.1305.00 - Nom
SC (Br) No.2Unq - Unq
SC (Br) No.3310.00 - Flat
SC (Br) No.4302.00 - 307.00
Flat BarkUnq - Unq
Skim CrepeUnq - Unq
RS Sheet No.1355.00 - Flat
RS Sheet No.2345.00 - 350.00
RS Sheet No.3340.00 - 342.00
RS Sheet No.4338.00 - Nom
RS Sheet No.5Unq - Unq

Note: Rubber Price changes twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday)

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