A rubber plantation has been set up near the town of Kamalpur under the Tribal rehabilitation program for settling of the Jhum (Shifting Cultivators). As per the status report on a rubber plantation in Tripura, Natural Rubber is obtained from the latex of the tree Hevea Brasilliensis, a tree of Amazonian origin and thrives best in the tropical region. Natural Rubber is the most widely used elastomeric in the world. The natural rubber is used for almost 50,000 goods as industrial raw material. As per the report, the fourth largest consumer of Natural Rubber in the world is India. Initially, due to the inherent nature of the tribal, the entire plantation used to be abandoned within six months. Today Kamalpur plantation is one of the prime examples of a successful settlement of the shifting cultivators. The Rubber tree in Tripura was introduced by the state forest department in 1963 in Patichhari as part of afforestation programme. The distance from the Rubber Plantation Kamalpur to Agartala the capital city of the state is almost 74 kilometres which is almost a drive of two hours twenty minutes. The time taken from Kamalpur to Agartala by road is approximately three and a half hours. In the Indian state of Tripura Kamalpur is a town and a Nagar panchayat. In the Dhalai District Kamalpur is the largest Sub-divisional town. One can go directly to the Rubber Plantation from Tripura by road and the distance from Tripura to the Rubber Plantation is almost 68 kilometres which is two hours drive. The nearest town from the Rubber Plantation is Kamalpur and it is almost 18 kilometres away which is approximately 35 minutes drive and it is easily accessible by road.
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