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Section 8 – The Rubber Act,1947

The Rubber Act,1947

Section 8. Function of the Board

(1) It shall be the duty of the Board to promote by such measure as it thinks fit the development of the rubber industry 1[***]

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, the measures referred to therein may provide for–

(a) Undertaking assisting or encouraging scientific, technological and economic research;

(b) Training students in improved methods of planing cultivation manuring and spraying;

(c) The supply of technical advice to rubber growers;

(d) Improving the marketing of rubber;

3[(da) improving the quality of rubber and implementing the standards for quality, marking, labelling and packing for the rubber produced or processed in, imported into or exported from, India;]

(e) The collection of statistics from owners of estates, dealers 4[manufacturers and processors];

2[(f) Securing better working conditions and the provisions and improvement of amenities and incentives for workers;

(g) Carrying out any other duties which may be vested in the Board under rules made under this Act]

(3) It shall also be the duty of the Board–

(a) To advise the Central Government on all matters relating to the development of the Rubber industry including the import and export of rubber.

(b) To advise the Central Government with regard to participation in any international conference or scheme relating to rubber;

(c) To submit to the Central Government and such other authorities as may be prescribed 5[Annual report] on its activities and the working of this Act.

(d) To prepare and furnish such other reports relating to the rubber industry as may be required by the Central Government from time to time.


1. The word “so far as regards the production and marketing of rubber” omitted by s. 9, Act 54 of 1954.

2. Ins. by s. 9, Act 54 of 1954.

3. Ins. By Act No. 4 of 2010 w.e.f. 21.1.2010.

4. Subs. by Act No. 4 of 2010 w.e.f. 21.1.2010.

5. Subs. by Act No. 4 of 2010 w.e.f. 21.1.2010.

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