Processing of Agarbattis at Sri Mukkudupolamm VDVK, Andhra Pradesh
Livelihood of the tribal people is based mainly on agriculture which is further supplemented by collection of MFP.
One of the important MFPs in the tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh is Naramamidi Chakka. It is collected especially in the summer season and acts as a source of income.
To enhance the income of tribals, the Sri Mukkudupolamm VDVK at ITDA Seethampeta, Andhra Pradesh, have started the processing of Agarbatti using the Naramamidi Chakka bark.