Improving the People's Economy, Jambi Provincial Government Replants the Rubber Land of 1,750 Hectares
By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, August 26 2017 - 18:01 IWST
Kevin Karet Ilustrasi (ist)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jambi - Jambi Provincial Government to re-plant (replanting) an area of 1,750 hectares of self-supporting rubber land in Jambi area as an effort to increase people's economy.
Head of Plantation Office of Jambi Province, Agusrizal said the rubber replanting program is being implemented through the Revised State Budget 2017 based on the proposal of Jambi Provincial Government.
"Through the Revised State Budget for rubber replanting we get Rp19,664 billion funded for six districts in Jambi and DIPA APBN. We have received the change," Agusrizal said in Jambi, Thursday (24/8/2017).
The six regencies are Batanghari with a target of 300 hectares of replanting, Sarolangun 400 hectares, Merangin, 350 hectares, 300 hectares Bungo, 300 hectares Muarojambi and 100 hectare Tebo District.
According to Agusrizal, rubber is one of the livelihoods for the people of Jambi Province. Therefore, Jambi Provincial Government continues to fight for the replanting program.
In addition to the rubber replanting program, the Jambi Provincial Plantation Office also received forest and land fire control facilities (Karhutla) in the form of 21 units of motorcycles and equipment, drone (fire cameras) land and garden fires, main pumps, portable pumps and hoses.
Then also the means of processing and marketing of plantation products among the buildings and coffee processing equipment in Kerinci district is one unit, building and rubber processing equipment in Muarojambi and Sarolangun regencies each one unit.
Agusrizal said, the provision of rubber or coffee seeds is intended to help farmers rejuvenate rubber or coffee plantations old and damaged coffee.
"Similarly, processing facilities and marketing of rubber and coffee commodities are intended to improve the quality of plantation products, as well as forest and land fire control facilities intended to anticipate the occurrence or extension of land and garden fires," Agusrizal said.