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‘Fragrant Push’: IITs to help make ‘agarbatti’ sector self-reliant

The Siasat | 07/09/2020 09:02 AM | Click to read full article

In an effort to help the country’s embattled MSME sector, the Centre has decided to rope in IITs to extend their support to the ‘agarbatti’ (incense sticks) industry as part of its ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign

It has looked at all aspects of the industry, beyond just supply of machines for making agarbattis. This includes ensuring the supply of inputs and raw materials, the demand for which has increased hugely in the last year.