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Agarbathi: A Bamboo-based Industry in India

Working Papers
Agarbathi: A Bamboo-based Industry in India

Author:

H.G. Hanumappa

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

1996

Pages:

20

Keywords:

bamboo, industry, India, markets, economy

The study highlights the major characteristics, potentials and constraints of the bamboo-based Agarbathi (incense stick) industry in South India. For the benefit of the government policy makers and industry, the policy and socio-economic issues prevailing in this sector are also reviewed and areas for suitable interventions identified. Although this study is based on information collected from secondary sources, field verifications have been carried out to substantiate the information available in literature. Bangalore was the main site for the study, and random contacts were established with agarbathi manufacturers, intermediaries, primary and secondary processors, traders and consumers elsewhere.

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