3. MANUFACTURING PROCESS
5. PROJECT COST/CAPITAL INVESTMENT
Preliminary & Preoperative Expns
2 Fixed Capital
3 Working Capital for
Total Project Cost
6. MEANS OF FINANCE
1 Promoter Contribution
2 Subsidy /Soft Loan
3 Term Loan
The burning incense in religious and social functions has been practised in India
since early times. Dhup an aromatic powder or paste is burnt in Indian homes as a
fragrant fumigant an is reputed to possess insecticidal and antiseptic properties.
Agarbatiis also known as dubattis similar to joss sticks are a development of dhup.
Agarbattis are obtainable in different colours and with different perfumes. The
burning time of agarbatti varies from 15 minutes to 3 hours depending on quality and
Majority of agarbattis manufactured are of cheap quality containing only charcoal
poweder, low quality sandal wood powder with wood gum powder. Agarbatti industry
is labour intensive cottage type of traditional activity in India. The main marketing
centres are situated in Mysore and Bangalore in India. It can be taken up in rural
areas without any difficulty. It requires only low technology for manufacturing the
Agarbattis are used by many communities in India daily for performing puja.
Agarbattis are also used in some of the foreign countries. Hence, it has good
demand. This industry can be set up with less investment in small areas.
PRODUCTION CAPACITY PER ANNUM
Charcoal powder, white chip powder, jiget powder, sandle powder are mixed using
water and dough is made. Dough is rolled on bamboo sticks normally. Raw
agarbattis can be perfumed either by dipping in perfumed or by spraying the
perfumes on the raw agarbattis.
7. FINANCIAL ASPECTS
A. FIXED CAPITAL
i. Land and Buildings