Innovator : Paresh Panchal,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Company : Bonobo Innovative

Bamboo sticks are used in the Agarbatti (incense stick) industry. For the processing of bamboo, electricity-operated high-capacity machines are suitable for industries but not for smaller rural communities that use a knife to make strips and sticks. The innovation is a machine that has a set of two devices, one for making bamboo strips and another for an incense stick. The first machine is used to slice the bamboo pieces of definite size, thickness, and length. The slices cut are then fed into the strip-making machine to produce the sticks.