Mechanised Rubber Tapping Devices
B. Ramesh1, N. M. Krishnakumar2, Rahul Ramesh3

1B. Ramesh, Professor, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences,Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
2N. M. Krishnakumar, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
3Rahul Ramesh, Research Scholar, Department of Management Studies, Kannur University, Thalasserry Campus, Palayad, Kannur-670661, Kerala, India. 

Manuscript received on September 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 2248-2252 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L24961081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L2496.1081219
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Abstract: Kerala is the leading State in India for rubber plantations and grows to 92% of the Country’s total rubber production. Rubber is an important agricultural plantation, rapidly expanding in to both climatically optimal and suboptimal environmental conditions. Tapping of rubber trees is a skill oriented work and the labors availability in this field is a big problem faced today, which affected the natural rubber productivity in the plantations of Kerala. The unskilled labors cannot be used for traditional method of rubber tapping. This condition warrants the need of a semi-automatic or mechanised rubber tapping machine, which doesn’t need labor skill. The present study explains the Designs and other specifications of four Models of mechanised Rubber Tapping Devices
Keywords: Designs and Devices, Mechanised Model, Rubber Tapping
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences