Rubber Board launches app for collection of Natural Rubber prices

The Rubber Board launched a new mobile application ‘Rubber Trade Info’ to collect natural rubber (NR) price daily. The aim of the Rubber Board is to upgrade the present price collection system and to increase the data source.

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The Rubber Board launched a new mobile application ‘Rubber Trade Info’ to collect natural rubber (NR) price daily. The aim of the Rubber Board is to upgrade the present price collection system and to increase the data source. The strengthening of data source will increase the precision of price collection in the future. The Board developed this new mobile application in Android platform with the help of National Informatics Centre.
Since 1970, Rubber Board collects NR price from the data sources of dealers, processors, manufacturers, brokers and agents from Kottayam and Kochi markets. NR price published is an indicative / benchmark price for the use of different stakeholders in the NR supply chain. NR value chain comprising of growers, RPSs, dealers, processors, manufacturers, policy makers etc. use daily price information for arriving their marketing decisions concerning their sale/purchase etc.

The new mobile application is uploaded in the Google play store for easy transmission to the data providers. After downloading user has to do a one-time registration which is to be approved by the Board for data feeding. Price data can be uploaded in the field on every market day up to 3 pm. A reminder will pop up for those who have not uploaded data by 3 pm.


Help desk launched for online services

Dr. K.N. Raghavan, Executive Director, Rubber Board informed about newly launched 'RUBHELP', “A help desk of the Rubber Board is launched to assist its stakeholders to acquaint themselves with and utilize various online services of the Board.”
The help desk will function at all Sub Offices and office of Revenue Intelligence Squad under the Licence & Excise Duty Department of the Board and at Head Office in first phase, on a pilot basis and will be extended to all regional/zonal offices and other offices of the Board after assessing the utilization/demand of the facility.


Services offered under RUBHELP
The services through the helpdesk include all online activities connected with issue of rubber licenses, filing of returns, filing of applications for Registration Cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) for NR export, filing of applications/uploading of documents for No Objection Certificate in respect of imported consignments of natural rubber etc.

Fees for the services
The fee for the above services has been fixed as Rs.100/- per each service. An amount of Rs.10/- per page will be charged for the supply of print out / copy, on demand. GST @19% is applicable in Kerala (inclusive of 1% flood cess) and 18% in other states. Stake holders can contact the nearby office of the Board for more information.

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