Benefit of artisans involved in manufacturing of Agarbatti under Gramodyog Vikas Yojana
Each targeted cluster of artisans get support with about 50 Automatic Agarbatti making machines and 10 Mixing machines
As per the programme, four Pilot Projects will be started initially.
Each targeted cluster of artisans get support with about 50 Automatic Agarbatti making machines and 10 Mixing machines.
Over 200 Automatic Agarbatti making machines and 40 Mixing machines will be provided to the artisans.
Earlier Government of India made two major decisions o boost the indigenous production of ‘Agarbatti’and will pave the way to generate rural employment. The 2 decisions are:
placing the ‘Agarbatti’ item from “Free” trade to “Restricted” trade in the import policy
enhance the import duty from 10% to 25% on ‘round bamboo sticks’ which are used for manufacturing of Agarbatti.
This will also start the process of mitigating the gap between the indigenous ‘production and demand’ and will reduce the import of ‘Agarbatti’ in the country
The program will act as a catalyst in reviving the Agarbatti manufacturing in the villages and small towns and will immediately generate a minimum of about 500 additional jobs.
The programme aims to enhance the production of ‘Agarbatti’ in the country and create sustainable employment for the traditional Artisans, by providing them regular employment and an increase in their wages.
The programme will give a boost to the domestic Agarbatti Industry in India.
It will also reduce imports of Agarbatti.