Rubber Nursery Supervisor

Rubber Nursery Administrator

Rubber Nursery Manager

Minimum Graduate in Plant Science (Botany/Agriculture/Horticulture, etc.)

Certified training for Rubber Nursery Manager (programme aligned to RSC/Q 0932 released by Rubber Skill Development Council)

A plant science graduate with minimum 6 months farm management is desirable

The tasks a Rubber Nursery Manager is expected to perform include:

Controlling and co-ordinating all the nursery activities, labour management and office work

Assuring the quality of the planting materials produced from the nursery

Proficient in the sorting of quality rubber seeds

Knowledge of viability test for assessing the viability of seeds

Well-versed with the methods for temporary storage of seeds

Knowledge of land, germination beds, nursery beds

Knowledge of the right stage of germinated seeds for planting

Well-versed with planting techniques and the nursery and after care procedure

Proficient in disease management

Well-versed with the development and maintenance of bud wood nursery

In-depth knowledge of the scientific aspects of bud grafting

Knowledge of the methodology for developing poly bag and root trainer plants and maintenance

Adept in basic management functions and theories and implementation

Well-versed with the Labour Act and rules, welfare schemes, insurance schemes, EPF and other service rules

Well-versed with office management procedures, finance management procedures

Knowledge of computer application-data processing, report typing etc.

In-depth knowledge of nursery management practices

Training in all aspects of nursery management


High concentration levels

Good decision-making skills

Result oriented

Time management skills

Effective communication skills

Problem-solving skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from nursery to nursery

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals and pesticides, etc.

Occupational hazards include respiratory problems, asthma, irritation of the eyes and skin, workplace injuries, etc.

Will be updated

Overview of the Rubber Industry in India

There are about 6,000 units comprising 30 large scale, 300 medium scale and around 5600 small scale and tiny sector units. Such units manufacture more than 35,000 rubber products, employing 400 hundred thousand people, which involve 22,000 technically qualified support personnel, contributing 40 billion to the National Exchequer through taxes, duties and other levies. The Indian rubber Industry plays a vital role in the Indian national economy as the rubber plantation sector in India produces over 630 hundred thousand tonnes of natural rubber and there is a projected production of more than one million tonnes in the near future.

The Indian rubber industry comprises about 500 large and medium scale units and nearly 5,500 small and tiny units and is highly labour-intensive with 500,000 people directly employed in the industry. The Indian rubber industry consists of around 5,500 units and is dotted with the presence of several small and tiny units. The tyre industry constitutes around 60 per cent of the Indian rubber industry turnover.

With an estimated production of 125 million tyres during FY 2013, the size of the Indian tyre industry is estimated to be 285-290 billion. The auto industry consists of around 39 companies, spread throughout the country, with many being rather small. Tyre companies directly employ over 0.13 million persons of varying skill levels. The tyre industry consumes around 63% of the total Natural Rubber (NR) produced in the country. Since production of NR involves over 1 million growers (farmers), the tyre industry provides gainful employment to nearly 0.5 million growers of NR, a majority of them in the small grower category. This means that there would be an increase in employment opportunities for people in the rubber sector.

Rubber nurseries across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Rubber Training Institute

Indian Rubber Institute


IL&FS Skills



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