The rubber industry in India has more than a century old history. It started with the plantation of rubber on commercial-scale in 1902 at Thattekkad in Kerala, the southern state of India. The natural rubber produced then was mostly exported. Rubber product manufacturing industry was started later in 1921 with the establishment of Dixie Aye Rubber Factory in Kolkata.
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