The Rubber Board is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India, under the Rubber Act 1947, for the overall development of the rubber industry in the country.
The functions of the Board as defined under the Act are:
To promote by such measures as it thinks fit the development of the rubber industry.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision the measures referred to therein may provide for:
undertaking, assisting or encouraging scientific, technological or economic research.
training students in improved methods of planting, cultivation, manuring and spraying.
the supply of technical advice to rubber growers
improving the marketing of rubber.
the collection of statistics from owners of estates, dealers and manufacturers.
securing better working conditions and the provision and improvement of amenities and incentives to workers.
carrying out any other duties which may be vested with the Board as per rules made under this Act.
It shall also be the duty of the Board:
to advise the Central Government on all matters relating to the development of the rubber industry, including the import and export of rubber.
to advise the Central Government with regard to participation in any international conference or scheme relating to rubber.
to submit to the Central Government and such other authorities as may be perscribed, half yearly reports on its activities and the working of this Act, and
to prepare and furnish such other reports relating to the rubber industry as may be required by the Central Government from time to time.