Palm Juice, Palm Tree Market in India, Palm Juice Collector

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Tapper, Palm Juice is expected to perform include:Collecting palm juice with the help of a pot and knife

Cleaning and maintaining the tree trunk prior to and post collecting

Maintaining yield of the sap

Skilled in climbing palm trees

Adept at making uniform cuts and grooves in trunks of palm trees

Knowledge of periodically cleaning the tapping surface and renewing the cut in the tree trunk

Efficient in collecting the oozed out sap (palm juice)Proficient in transferring the collected sap into a bucket without any wastage

Skilled in fermenting and filtering/clarifying the collected sap as required

Efficient in testing the p

H levels of the collected juice and neutralizing it if need be

Efficient in repeating the processes for all the trees daily

Ability to stay abreast with the latest developments in tapping of palm trees

Not applicable

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent



It is a field job

Work from home is not available Part-time jobs and contractual jobs maybe available

May require assisting other Workers/Tappers/Helpers

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Working hours

A Tapper, Palm Juice has no fixed working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season

Shift system maybe applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, etc.Occupational hazards include potential accidents caused by falls from trees or physical injury while using sharp machetes and knives

For daily wage workers - INR 90 to INR 340 per day3(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Indian Palm Tapping Industry Trends4In India, Palmyrah palm (Borassus flabellifer Linn.) and Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera Linn. and P. sylvestris Roxb.) are traditionally used for obtaining various edible and non-edible products. It is estimated that there are 18 crores of palm trees in India. About 12.59 crores trees are estimated to be available for tapping, of which approximately 3.08 crores are being tapped for neera.If all these twelve crores of available trees are used for productive purpose, it would give employment to about 6.3 million persons and the total production would be nearly 4.20 million tonnes of gur and other products. As it stands, the prospects for employment for Tapper, Palm Juice and other Rubber Tappers are excellent.


Palm tree farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Job openings are in Kutch district of Gujarat; Bikaner and Jodhpur in Rajasthan; Hissar in Haryana and Abohar in Punjab.5