Dumka Women produce Basuki Incense: Already Dumka district administration has started work to provide religious market during Shravani Mela for Basuki Agarbatti, the home brand incense sticks made by women of the district. The administration aims sale of at least 2 lakh packets of incense sticks and a turnover of `10 lakh.
Basuki Agarbatti, an initiative of Dumka District administration to empower the women of the district, was started in 2018. The machines for making these incense sticks were set up around a month before the Shravani Mela previous year.
“We did not have stock then but still we managed to sell around 8,000 packets worth Rs. 1 lakh. This year, we have more stock and a better marketing strategy,” said Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC), Varun Ranjan.