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Gadkari approves scheme to make India self-reliant in agarbatti production


Earlier, the Centre's move to place agarbatti to restricted list and hiking import duty to 25 per cent on round bamboo sticks to benefit the domestic industry. - THE HINDU

MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved an employment generation programme proposed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission to make India self-reliant in agarbatti production.

The programme named ‘Khadi Agarbatti Aatmanirbhar Mission’ aims at creating employment for unemployed and migrant workers in different parts of the country while increasing domestic agarbatti production substantially, the MSME Ministry said.

“The proposal was submitted to the Ministry of MSME for approval last month. The ...


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