KVIC devises Business Model to Empower Women Agarbatti Artisans in Assam

at 4:51 pm

New Delhi: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has created a unique business model to empower women Agarbatti artisans in Assam and strengthen the local Agarbatti industry, which is a major employment creator in the state.

KVIC has engaged 70 tribal women with the flagship Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) to set up their own Agarbatti manufacturing units at Birkuchi in Kamrup district of Assam.

KVIC has also roped in a business partner, which is a successful local Agarbatti manufacturer of Assam that will provide raw material and take back all the Agarbatti produced by these 70 women entrepreneurs by paying labor charges.

These women belong to 7 self-help groups (SHGs), official release said.