POLYMER AND CHEMICAL BASED INDUSTRY
MANUFACTURING OF AGARBATTI
India is a vast country and the Indian people follow various religions, speak different languages and follow different customs and traditions. Inspite of this diversity, all people use Agarbatti(Incense sticks) at all the places of worship,
religious functions, festive occasions, weddings. This itself speaks volumes of the paramount importance Agarbatti has. Besides, it is also used as air- freshener.
Agarbatti Industry is a real employment generator and is capable of providing employment to the weaker sections of both the urban and rural populace. Most of the persons engaged in fashioning Agarbattis are women.
A salient feature of Agarbatti Industry is that raw materials are provided by Agarbatti units to artisans who do the job of rolling of Agarbatti at their home besides looking after their children and household work. This largely helps them to
supplement their recent family income. Agarbatti has become a significant foreign exchange earner because of its demand in overseas markets.
Significant Characteristics of the Agarbatti Industry
1. Technical-know- how is simple.
2. Sophisticated equipment are not required.
3. Implements/tools used are simple, portable and not costlier.
4. Large capital investment is not required.
5. Initially the industry can be started with a small investment even at the
residence of the artisans.
6. Eco- friendly
7. Highly labour- intensive industry
8. No dependence on power supply.
9. No work related hazards.
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(E) TECHNICAL ASPECTS
(G) Machinery and Equipments
(H) (i) Raw Materials & Direct Consumables ( ii) Utilities
(H) FINANCIAL ANALYSIS:
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(J) Addresses of Raw Material Supplier