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This paper attempts to highlight the growth and challenges of rubber plantation in Tripura. The results indicate that the history of rubber in Tripura dates back to 1963 when the State Forest Department, with the technical support of the Rubber Board, introduced rubber as a measure for soil conservation. Rubber has been identified as one of the thrust area in Tripura. Tripura is the second largest rubber producer in the country, after Kerala. The Rubber Board has taken up spectacular achievements in extension development schemes, took the rubber concept out of estate sector and went on domesticating the crop for the rural mass. Thus the paper suggests that although there are many challenges, but Tripura have more prospects of rubber plantation in future.

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