The All India Agarbathi Manufacturing Association (AIAMA) is organizing the event . The three-day festival, which runs from Nov 24-26, has been themed around the theme of Traditionally Modern .
AIAMA Expo 2022, the most comprehensive International Agarbathi Expo & Conference in Bangalore, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai of Bengaluru (Karnataka) on November 25.The All India Agarbathi Manufacturing Association (AIAMA), India's largest Agarbathi industry association, is organizing the event.This is the first time the Agarbathi sector has organized an event of this magnitude.The three-day festival, which runs from Nov 24-26, has been themed around the theme of Traditionally Modern.At the inauguration of AIAMA Expo 2022, R. Ashoka, Karnataka's Revenue Minister, Murugesh Nirani, Minister of Large and Medium Industries, and Kedar Vaze, M D, S.H.Kelkar and Co. Ltd. were the Guests of Honour.More than 170 exhibitors will be from India and other countries, including Vietnam, Indonesia, and a few European Countries.During the three-day festival, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that Karnataka is home to some of the most captivating fragrances like Jasmine and sandalwood, which is expected to be the focus of the festival. It's also remarkable to see that women make up about 80% of the workforce in the agarbathi industry, and that rural women are contributing to the country's economic development.We are in the process of writing a new Forest Act for the state, which will also include facilitation of doing business for the Agarbathi Industry, according to Chief Minister Bommai.Agarbathi and Fragrance are in the business of spreading happiness, he said.It lifts the mood and makes us feel happy. Over 500 booths, curated speaker sessions, and panel discussions will be held on a variety of topics, including the future of Indian Retail, packaging technology, the future of duplex & corrugation, Indian fragrance trends, etc.Several cultural activities and traditional art from India will be included in the three-day expo and conference.To carry out its mission in a sustained way, AIAMA needs to work closely with the government as a representative of India's Agarbathi industry.I am extremely grateful that this gathering has allowed everyone involved with the Agarbathi industry, from suppliers, to retailers, to join together as one entity and take decisive steps towards a prosperous future. The industry has traditionally grown at a compound annual rate of 3.6 percent, but is now seeing double-digit growth as it was once a traditional worship product, and now it is considered a lifestyle product used by all ages for various purposes such as worship, home aroma, meditation, relaxation, spirituality, and more.In addition, the industry employs close to five lakh people in the country, of which three lakh are from Karnataka alone.In the agarbathi industry, women account for about 80% of the workforce.This is in complete agreement with the government's Stree Shakthi Program, which empowers rural women by providing them with training, jobs, wealth raising programs, and subsidies to help them remain financially independent. The event will showcase the origin of agarbathi and highlight significant achievements in the industry by including iconic photographs, unique agarbathi samples, and so on.The event platform offers amazing learning, knowledge exchange, and networking opportunities for the participants, which will increase their visibility.To flourish, the agarbathi industry is utilizing the full potential of technology.To ensure the deployment, the government has also extended its full support. AIAMA helps the industry to act with cohesion in all aspects related to the industry's growth with over 800 active members originating from all over India.In 1980, MOMA was renamed All India agarbathi Manufacturers Association to reflect its burgeoning national character.AIAMA has since grown in number and has a current membership of over 600 members around India.. ().().