Grassroot Innovations

Manually operated bamboo strip and incense stick making machine


Bamboo sticks are the major raw materials used in the Agarbatti industry. For making incense stick, electricity operated high capacity machines are available, which are suitable for industries but not for rural poor who make strips and sticks using knife. Looking at the need, Innovator has developed a set of two machines i.e. Bamboo strip and Incense stick making machine, which are used to make incense sticks from bamboo pieces. The first machine is used to slice the bamboo pieces of definite size and length. The slices cut are then fed in the strip making machine to produce the sticks.

Innovator: Paresh Panchal

Area: Engineering Sciences

Contact Address: Ahmedabad

State: Gujarat

Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India

National Mission: Skill India

Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India


The machine helps in increasing yield of incense sticks by reducing manual work and labour.

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