Irregularities in Rubber Marketing sector

Kerala have a great roll in rubber production approximately 92% of total Indian Natural Rubber. None of the dealer is displaying “Green Book” to ensure the grade-wise purchase and sale. Few years back the Indian Rubber Board published a statement that International Grade 3 is equivalent to RSS 4 of Kottayam market. If the Green Book is the scale of grading, then how it happens?

At the season of peak production in India the price of Natural Rubber was approximately Rs. 10/- higher than Bangkok price started increasing slowly from October last week to till now. The price of RSS 4 in Kottayam and Bangkok on 31 October was Rs. 9175/- and Rs. 8113/- per quintal respectively. The latest price is available in the website of Rubber Board. One of the leading Malayalam Printing media Mathubhumi publishes Nedumangad market price which is very low and is unlike the price published in any of the web sites. This means both the manufacturers in North India and farmers in Kerala are facing exploitation in grading and price. For eg. price of Rubber at Nedumangad Market on 19 January 2006 was Rs. 72/- to 87.50/- which is known to the readers of Trivandrum edition only. Another Malayalam printed media Malayalamanorama published marketprice on 19 January 2006 as (“VIPANIVILA” Malayalam Word) Kottayam price for 5 (ISS) Rs. 8725/- to Rs. 8750/- and Kochi “vyaparivila” Rs. 8700/- to Rs. 8750/- per quintal to control the price in Kerala market. The price published by both these media were not available in the web site of Indian Rubber Board. My aim is to bring these prices in-front of the North Indian Manufacturers who have no contacts with Kerala price.

Purchase Bill of Rubbermark

The purchase Bill above is an evidence of a grade ISS which is not available in the green book or the grading systems all over the World. Cash payment was not paid on spot hence cash is not available with them to purchase sheets, because a large quantity of Rubber Sheets stocked by them. This Rubbermarkwas the exporter of 21% last year. If more profit comes to them it will go to Govt. treasury. Rubbermark is selling RSS 1x and they are not purchasing the same from farmers. On low price export can reduce international price and profit can be shared by the persons for their own personal benefits (!). The taxes department of Kerala says that grading grievances coming under Rubber Board and they can’t do anything.

Web Page of RubberMarkThe web page of RubberMark is not publishing all details related with rubber to provide transerancy. Purchased low grade sheets (below RSS 4) are made available for sale on higher grades and is limelighted through the sale of RSS 1x at the rate of RS. 107/- per kg on 20-1-06 on their own web site. The branch manager of Trivandrum tells the farmers to give more smoke to sheets which are good and honey coloured RSS 1 sheets. RubberMark have no grades between RSS 1x and RSS 4.

Due to the higher price in the web site of Indian Rubber Board the manufacturers will wait for the price to come down below International price or they will be away from market with a purchase of small quantities. The import of Natural Rubber is also going on which is not needed in the peak season. Thus the International price goes upwards slowly.

The export and import are approximately equal in India with a heavy loss to Govt. treasury and to farmers. The data collected from the web site of Indian Rubber Board limelighted the way of export and import through a flectuating price for the year 2006-07 in excel worksheet (it will be updated periodically). From June to August the price in India was below International price for more export and Nov to Jan 07 the price was higher than International price at the peak season for import. What ever may be the price export and import are going on at the same time with a difference in quantities. Main export from India is to the Rubber Producing Countries to reduce International price. It is a challenge for the main producing Countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam who are the main rubber exporters.

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  1. സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ നിയന്ത്രണത്തിലുള്ള റബ്ബര്‍മാര്‍ക്ക്‌ എന്ന സ്ഥാപനം 10 ടണ്‍‌ ആര്‍.എസ്‌.എസ്‌ 1x വില്ക്കുവാനുള്ള 107 രൂപ കിലോയ്ക്ക്‌ എന്ന്‌ പരസ്യം റബ്ബര്‍മാര്‍ക്ക്‌ എന്ന തങ്ങളുടെ വെബ്‌ സൈറ്റിലൂടെ നല്‍കുമ്പോള്‍ ആ വിഭാഗത്തില്‍പ്പെടുന്ന ഒരു ഷീറ്റെങ്കിലും ഓരോ ബ്രാഞ്ചിലും പ്രദര്‍ശിപ്പിക്കുകയും അത്തരം ഷീറ്റുകള്‍ ഉണ്ടാക്കുവാനും വിപണനം നടത്തുവാനുമുള്ള സൌകര്യം ഒരുക്കുകയല്ലെ വേണ്ടത്‌? കര്‍ഷകരില്‍ നിന്ന്‌ 4 -ആം തരത്തിന് താഴെ മാത്രം വാങ്ങുകയും അതില്‍ നിന്ന്‌ നല്ല ഷീറ്റുകള്‍ വേര്‍തിരിച്ചെടുക്കുകയും ഉറ്റവരുടെയും ഉടയവരുടെയും പേരില്‍ 1x ന്റെ ബില്ലിടുകയുമല്ലെ ചെയ്യുന്നത്‌. മുന്‍ സഹകരണ വകുപ്പു മന്ത്രിയുടെ നിര്‍ദ്ദേശാനുസരണം 4-ആം തരത്തിന് മുകളില്‍ വാങ്ങുന്നവരുടെ വിവരശേഖരം നടത്തിയിരുന്ന രജിസ്റ്റര്‍ ഇത്തരം തിരിമറിയുടെ തെളിവായിരുന്നില്ലെ? അത്തരം വിപണനത്തിന്റെ ചെറിയ ഒരംശം 9-12-02 -ല്‍ റിക്കോര്‍ഡ്‌ ചെയ്ത്‌ ഡിസംബര്‍ മാസം 22, 23, 27 എന്നീ തീയതികളില്‍ എന്‍.ടി.വിയുടെ അണിയറ എന്ന പരിപാടിയിലൂടെ കാണിക്കുകയുണ്ടായി. 1x ബില്ലിട്ടവരുടെ പേരുകള്‍ രേഖപ്പെടുത്തിയത്‌ രജിസ്റ്ററിന് മുകളില്‍ ബില്‍ ബുക്കുകൊണ്ട്‌ മൂടിപ്പിടിക്കുന്ന ദൃശ്യം പലരും കണ്ടതല്ലെ? അത്‌ മൂന്ന്‌ ഉറ്റവരും ഉടയവരും ആയിരുന്നു. ഇക്കാര്യം രജിസ്ട്രാര്‍ക്ക്‌ രേഖാമൂലം പരാതിപ്പെട്ടിട്ടും ഒരു നടപടിയും ഉണ്ടായില്ല എന്നതാണ് വാസ്തവം.

  2. Dear Sir,
    Please send me the daily price of RSS-4 & RSS-5 along withthe comparative price of the above grades in the International Market. after studying this we would like to give our comments.Thanking you.
    Best of Regards

    M.M.Mehra

  3. Dear M.M.Mehra Sir,
    Being a farmer I worked so many details whoch are available at the side bar. Daily prices of RSS 4 and RSS 5 of domestic and International are available in Web pages of Rubber Board at side bar of this blog.
    http://www.rubberboard.org.in/internationalrubberprice.asp
    http://www.rubberboard.org.in/earlyrubberprice.asp
    And the following excel work sheet is published by me for the year 2006-07.
    http://chandrasekharan.nair.googlepages.com/Price.xls
    Regards
    Chandrasekharan Nair
    കെരളഫാര്‍മര്‍

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