Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rubber Estates & countryside en route Chimmony wildlife sanctuary, Trichur - Feb 2009

Rubber plantations and rural area along the way to Chimmony dam and wildlife sanctuary located near Chalakudy in Trichur district of Kerala. The rubber plantation is one of the important economic crop  of Kerala mainly cultivated in the hilly regions and said to be the largest supplier of rubber in India.
CHMNY_004_www.keralapix.com_DSC0019_DSC0020 Photo ID: CHMY_004 - Panorama
CHMNY_001_www.keralapix.com_DSC0006 Photo ID: CHMY_001 CHMNY_003_www.keralapix.com_DSC0010 Photo ID: CHMY_003
CHMNY_002_www.keralapix.com_DSC0008_DSC0009 Photo ID: CHMY_002 - Panorama
CHMNY_007_www.keralapix.com_DSC0031_DSC0033 Photo ID: CHMY_007
CHMNY_006_www.keralapix.com_DSC0028 Photo ID: CHMY_006 CHMNY_008_www.keralapix.com_DSC0040 Photo ID: CHMY_008
CHMNY_005_www.keralapix.com_DSC0024_DSC0025  Photo ID: CHMY_005 - Panorama
The rubber is reaped by rubber tappers by making a long curving cut on the external bark of the main stem of rubber tree. Usually the rubber milk or syrup is collected in coconut shells which is fastened to rubber tree. Besides rubber trees other plants grown by the side are cashew, areca nut and spices like pepper. Kerala’s blooming economy is getting enormous drive from the rubber plantations. 

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