Rubber Plantation Sector

External Funded Projects for Skill Development                                                          

Apart from the Calendared programmes, RTI has undertaken the following external funded projects for skill development during 2016-2021.        
 

1. PMKVY, Govt. of India

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY) is the flagship Scheme of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), instituted with the objectives to develop, improve and certify the skill of Indian youth.  Assessment and recognition of prior learning are also undertaken by PMKVY. MSDE is implementing the skill projects in PPP mode in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), the Sector Skill Council for Rubber Sector. NSDC has been set up as part of the National Skill Development Mission to fulfil the growing need in the country for skilled manpower across various sectors and to narrow down the existing gap between the demand and supply of skills. RSDC is responsible for developing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Qualification Pack (QP), Skill Gap Analysis etc. for rubber sector.

Rubber Board has been approved by NSDC as the Project Implementing Agency (PIA) for conducting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) trainings in rubber plantation sector from 2016-17onwards in association with RSDC.

Skill development Projects funded under PMKVY 2.0 Scheme 

Skill Development programmes in rubber plantation, processing, trading and product manufacturing sectors are included with funding under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojna Scheme (PMKVY) Scheme. The project includes new skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling programmes for various job roles as per the NOS and qualification frame work (NSQF)/Qualification Pack (QP) laid down by RSDC and approved by NSDC for all these sectors.

 

The Institute had launched the RPL project in 2016 in collaboration with Rubber Production Department of Rubber Board under the PMKVY Guideline 2.0, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Govt. of India (GoI), to address the skill gap in the critical job roles of tapping and processing. On successful completion of the first phase of the RPL project in Kerala for 10,000 tappers in 2016-17, the Ministry gave approval for the second phase in 2017-18 for 22,040 participants from five states viz., Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Assam for conducting RPL programme in four job roles.   During 2018-19, got allotment of 8300nos (including 204 nos. for industry sector) for conducting RPL programmes in 13 states viz., Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharastra, Odisha, Tripura and Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram , Nagalnd and Arunachal pradesh.   Subsequently in 2019-20, 23000 nos. were also allotted by NSDC/ RSDC for all these states. A skill gap study in rubber plantation sector in the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu was also conducted jointly by Rubber Board and RSDC during 2017-18.

Rubber Board was the first body to launch the PMKVY Projects under the MoCI. The project was a great success and in 2017-18, Rubber Board bagged the National Award - Champion PIA among the PIAs under Government Sector, by MSDE. The Best Training Provider Awards of RSDC were also to Rubber Board during three consecutive years. The Best Trainer and Trainee awards ofRSDC were also to Extension Officers of Rubber Board and the trainees mobilized and trained by the Board. 

The details of the Project conducted during 2016-20 are given below.


Total nos. trained

State

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Trained 

  (Total Nos.)  

Certified

(Total Nos.)

Kerala

10000

15120

4078

13730

42928

38984

Tamil Nadu

-

486

207

605

1298

2096

Karnataka

-

812

285

1243

2340

6850

Tripura

-

2490

1498

3597

7585

5036

Assam

-

2511

1107

1842

5460

1211

Manipur

-

-

65

53

118

105

Meghalaya

-

-

84

259

343

321

Missoram

-

-

57

0

57

51

Arunachal Pradesh

-

-

78

113

191

173

Odisha

-

-

256

276

532

492

Nagaland

-

-

78

84

162

147

Goa

-

-

48

-

48

45

Maharastra

-

-

53

-

53

50

Andhra Pradesh

-

-

-

81

81

79

Total

10000

21419

7894

21883

61196

55640

 

The project was highly beneficial in addressing the skill gap and skill shortage in critical job roles in rubber tapping (LHT) and rubber processing (LPT) towards increasing production and improving quality of sheet rubber (RSS), the major processed form of NR in the country. We could promote various cost-effective agricultural practices among the growers which are to be adopted for sustainability of the sector. Nearly 40 percent of the participants were marginal growers opted for self-tapping. The concepts of Tappers bank for addressing the shortage of tappers and to ensure regular job to the tappers and Contact/Joint farming towards entrepreneurship, Mobilisation of resource persons among the competent trained persons etc. were well accepted.  Above all it was an opportunity for our extension officers to interact with the growers which was really helpful in motivating the growers and addressing their concerns especially when the sector was passing through a crisis period and our Scheme activities were weak due to lesser fund flow.    
                              

 

PMKVY 3.0

During February 2021, the Board has submitted a proposal to NSDC for imparting RPL training under the PMKVY 3.00 Scheme to 11,000 beneficiaries from all NR growing regions. Also the RPL project for 10 days in TISP model targeting 6000 beneficiaries in all States is being uploaded in the SIP.   
 

2. Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Project, Govt. of Kerala

Rubber Industry Sector- Collaborative projects with Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), Higher Education Department, Govt. of Kerala for conducting the following courses of three months’ duration including internship to enhance employability of students. Placement support was also extended to needy candidates.

  • Lab Chemist Course -    Summer Skill School for B.Sc. completed students (Crash Programme)
  • Lab Chemist Course –   Regular course for B.Sc. first year completed students (Round the year Programme)
  • Jr. Rubber Technician – Regular course: For plus one completed students (Round the year Programme)

During 2016-20, 734 students were trained under the Scheme by Rubber Board and the project is ongoing.

 

3. International programme, Govt. of India

Collaborative programme with M/s HMT (I) Ltd., to impart training in Rubber Technology (ToT) for four months to officials from Myanmar in connection with their Project for the establishment of India-Myanmar Industrial Training Centre(IMITC) at Thaton, Myanmar was undertaken in 2019-20.

 



Name Duration Date Fee  
Rubber Plantation development Programmes
Advanced training on rubber cultivation and rubber plantation management 3 days Need based Rs. 6000 /- [+ 18% GST]
Short term training on rubber cultivation for estate sectors 3 days Jun 28-30 Rs. 4500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Jun 28-30
  • Jan 03-05
  • Jun 28-30
Short term training on Rubber Cultivation for growers from North East and Non Traditional Regions- Regional Training 3 days Jul 05-07 Rs. 900 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Jul 05-07
  • Aug 03-05
Short term training on rubber cultivation for small growers (in Malayalam) 5 days Mar 13-17 Rs. 2000 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • May 17-21
  • Oct 04-08
  • Mar 07-11
  • Mar 07-11
  • Jun 06-10
  • Jun 13-15
  • Mar 13-17
Short term training on Rubber Cultivation for Small Growers (in Malayalam)-Online 3 days Aug 17-19 Rs. 600 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Oct 06-08
  • Jun 13-15
  • Aug 17-19
Training on Good Agricultural Practices for Sustainable Rubber Production 1 day Aug 30-30 Rs. 750 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Aug 24-25
  • Jan 17-18
  • Aug 30-30
Training on Good Agricultural Practices for Sustainable Rubber Production 1 day Apr 13-13 Rs. 375 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Jan 18-18
  • Apr 13-13
  • Jun 06-06
General Training Programmes
Spraying and maintenance of sprayers 1 day Aug 22-22 Rs. 100 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Dec 22-22
  • Aug 22-22
Training on beekeeping in rubber plantation 1 day Apr 12-12 Rs. 500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Apr 20-20
  • Jul 06-07
  • Jul 06-07
  • Jul 06-06
  • Jul 21-23
  • Oct 11-11
  • Jan 10-10
  • Apr 12-12
  • Jul 12-12
  • Oct 19-19
Training on beekeeping in rubber plantation-Online 1 day Jun 01-01 Rs. 100 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Oct 11-11
  • Jan 10-10
  • Jun 01-01
  • Sep 02-02
Training on intercropping in rubber 1 day Jun 22-22 Rs. 500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Jun 22-22
  • Aug 10-10
  • Jan 31-31
  • Jun 22-22
  • Aug 09-09
Training on intercropping in rubber 1 day Jul 27-27 Rs. 100 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Jan 31-31
  • Jul 27-27
  • Dec 30-30
Training on latex harvest technology 2 days May 17-18 Rs. 1000 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • May 03-04
  • Aug 03-04
  • Oct 20-21
  • Jan 24-25
  • Feb 25-25
  • May 17-18
  • Aug 23-23
Training on low frequency and controlled upward tapping 1 day Apr 28-28 Rs. 500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Sep 17-17
  • Mar 15-15
  • Mar 15-15
  • Apr 28-28
  • May 25-25
  • Sep 15-15
Training on manuring in rubber 1 day Apr 26-26 Rs. 500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Apr 26-26
  • Jun 16-16
  • Sep 27-27
  • Jan 28-28
  • Apr 26-26
  • Jun 14-14
Training on manuring in rubber 1 day May 03-03 Rs. 100 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • May 03-03
  • Jul 20-20
  • Oct 28-28
Training on Nursery Management 2 days Nov 10-11 Rs. 1000 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Jun 07-08
  • Nov 17-18
  • Nov 10-11
Training on pests and disease control-Online 1 day Jun 27-27 Rs. 100 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Sep 09-09
  • Feb 22-22
  • Jun 27-27
  • Aug 19-19
Training on planting and up-keep 1 day Aug 10-10 Rs. 100 /- [+ 18% GST]
Training on planting and up-keep 1 day Apr 22-22 Rs. 500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • May 24-24
  • Feb 28-28
  • Apr 22-22
Training on Production of planting materials and clones 1 day Jul 19-19 Rs. 500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Jul 14-14
  • Nov 22-22
  • Jan 21-21
  • Jul 19-19
  • Sep 22-22
Training on Production of planting materials and clones 1 day Oct 18-18 Rs. 100 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Nov 22-22
  • Oct 18-18
Training on rain guarding 1 day Sep 21-21 Rs. 500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Apr 22-22
  • Sep 21-21
  • Sep 21-21
Training on spraying and maintenance of sprayers 1 day May 30-30 Rs. 500 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • May 11-11
  • Dec 10-10
  • May 30-30
Education Development Programmes - RPDT
Training on plant science/Biotechnology 7 days Apr 18-26 Rs. 2450 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Jan 12-14
  • Apr 18-26
  • May 17-25
  • Jul 04-08
  • Jul 11-13
Visit cum Training Programmes- RPDT
Sastradarsan for UG/PG students of Agriculture/Basic sciences/Rubber Technology/Life Sciences/VHSC students 1 day Apr 27-27 Rs. 100 /- [+ 18% GST]
Available Dates
  • Dec 23-23
  • Apr 22-22
  • Apr 27-27
  • May 12-12
  • Jul 27-27
  • Sep 15-15
  • Sep 29-29
  • Oct 27-27
  • Nov 03-03

Contact Us

National Institute for Rubber Training

Department of Training,
Rubber Board PO, Kottayam-9,
Kerala, India.
Pin: 686 009.

91-481-2353127, 2353168, 2351313, 2353325, 2353201

training[at]rubberboard[dot]org[dot]in

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