The rubber industry plays a prominent part in the world economy.
From healthcare to aviation, automotive to defense, railways to
safety equipments, rubber sector is spread in almost all walks
of our life. With such vast usage, rubber comes with a myriad of
opportunities for the nation. The natural and synthetic rubber
production is one aspect of the rubber industry which has
provided new opportunities for the growers. There are more than
35,000 rubber products which are widely used in our daily lives.
These varieties of products are produced by the manufacturing
units that are present across the country. India is the 6th
largest producer of natural rubber, with 12 lakh planters that
provide rubber to 500 large scale and 5,500 medium and small
scale manufacturing units. The rubber sector has employed an
estimated half a million people.