Growing market of incense sticks in India
Agarbattis or incense sticks, carefully made by skillful women from remote parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are spreading aroma in countries like Japan, China, Myanmar, etc. High quality incense sticks are being exported in various Asian and European countries on a regular basis and this has helped in increasing the demand for this particular industry in India.
More and more people in the west are becoming aware about the calming effect that these aromatic incense sticks have on the mind and this is one major reason why there has been a sudden increase in the demand of incense sticks.
The use of incense sticks goes back to scriptural times. The Babylonians utilized incense sticks broadly while offering prayers to God. In India, around 2000 BC, the tradition of using incense sticks came into existence. Evidence suggests that herbal oils were used in making incense sticks in the ancient times.
There is a gigantic interest for agarbatti in local and in global business sector as well. India has a supreme position when it comes to manufacturing agarbattis and satisfies more than half of the world’s incense sticks needs. India sends out agarbatti to about 90 nations. Each year more than 1000 billion sticks are delivered to various nations and the business sector is developing at a rate of 7% every year. The incense sticks industry is anxiously sitting taut for the usage of the Goods and Services Tax, which it feels will offer more prominent adaptability to the entire industry especially in India.
Experts from TataF Aggarbatti Industry say that currently India is sending out an extensive variety of agarbattis or incense sticks that have diverse exotic scents. There are more than 10000 agarbatti producing unit in the nation and this is a proof enough that this industry is doing fairly well in the recent times.