|India's second industrial rubber park has come up in Bodhungnagar in western Tripura to boost the country's elastic polymer industry.|
The park, a joint venture between the Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) and the Rubber Board, is the second of its kind in the country after the rubber park in Irapuram, Kerala.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Friday inaugurated the park, created at a cost of Rs.23 crore at the Bodhungnagar industrial growth centre, 15 km north of Agartala.
Tripura is the second largest natural rubber producer in the country after Kerala.
At least 20 rubber-based industrial projects would be set up in the park in the next few years.
The rubber park was built on an area of about 58 acres of land in the Bodhungnagar industrial growth centre in western Tripura and over Rs.75 crore are expected to be invested in the park over a period of three years.
The products proposed to be manufactured in the rubber park include cycle and two-wheeler tyres and tubes, retreading of old tyres, auto components, flaps, chappals, sports goods, latex foam, coated fabrics, hot water bag, hose, mattresses and pillows, automotive rubber components and rubber threads.