Rubber Sap Collector, Rubber Market in India, Rubber Demand in India

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Tapper, Rubber is expected to perform include:Cutting channel grooves on the trunk of rubber trees

Fastening spout and cup to collect oozed out latex

Adding preservatives and anti-coagulants to the latex

Maintaining the tools and equipment used for the processes

Ability to make accurate cuts without damaging the trees

Efficient in collecting the oozed out liquid without any wastage

Knowledge of the timing of incision within the planting cycle to optimize yield

Skilled in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene of the cups and containers used to collect latex

Knowledge of the type and quantity of preservatives to be added to the latex

Skilled in maintaining and sharpening the equipment used for the grooving process

Knowledge of the latest developments in variety of rubber

Not applicable

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Dexterous in climbing trees Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

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

May require assisting other field Workers/Collectors

Local travelling maybe a part of the job

Working hours

Usually works in the early morning shifts1Working is upto 3-4 hours for 6/7 days a week

Shift system is not applicable

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, all kinds of weather conditions, etc.Occupational hazards include neck/back pain due to working for long hours in awkward/static postures and performing repetitive motion

For freshers - INR 2000 to INR 2500 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 3000 to INR 3500 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Production and Productivity of Rubber5

India is the fourth largest producer of natural rubber with a share of 8.9% in world production. Rubber is grown mainly in Kerala and also in the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Goa and Andaman & Nicobar Islands apart from limited experimental plantations in Orissa and Maharashtra. Rubber plantations are spread over 6.62 lakh hectares in the country. Smallholdings dominate the rubber production sector of the country. There are more than one million growers and about 0.8 million people engaged in the plantation sector as workforce either directly or indirectly.

The overall development of the rubber industry has assured a bright future for Rubber Tappers across the country.


Rubber tree farm owners Agriculture co-operative organizations

Job openings are in cities like Kottayam, Kollam, Ernakulam, Kozhikode in Kerala; Nilgiri, Madurai, Kanniyakumari, Coimbatore and Salem in Tamil Nadu; Chikmagalur and Kodagu in Karnataka.5