Sunday, June 01, 2008

Rubber & Prejudice or No Bride for Rubber Tappers

June 01,08 | M.R. Subramaniam |Businessline
No Keralite is coming forward to tap rubber these days. Workers from Tamil Nadu are getting jobs in infrastructure projects. Therefore, planters have now turned to getting workers from the North,” says Mr N. Radhakrishnan, President of the Cochin Rubber Merchants Association.
One reason Keralites not wanting to become tappers is due to a social stigma attached to it and them not able to get brides!