Coffee growing regions in Karnataka are reeling under a drought.
The company plans to open outlets on franchisee basis in other places in Kerala and Tamil Nadu where there is tourism potential.
The deaths come less than two weeks after more than 100 people died after drinking tainted alcohol in India.
Two flights each, consisting of 1000 kilograms of the fruit, took-off from Guwahati to Hong Kong and Dubai.
The production of natural rubber in India has shown progressive decline primarily due to un-remunerative prices. Low prices have been driving farmers to stop tapping or abandon rubber cultivation.
Diminishing interest of workers on garden based field work due to sociological change has already started making top brasses of this labour intensive green beverage industry concerned.
Sonowal said the state government is willing to invite tyre manufacturing companies to set up base in the state once production of rubber is increased.
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