'Khatta meetha mixture, laung sev to be known as Indore’s snacks'

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

United Kingdom (UK), Europe, America, Saudi Arabia and South East Asia are the clients as well, he added. Now, we are planning to come up with a unified brand- ‘Indian Meethai’. Indore alone does a business of 5000 crore in namkeen and has a growth rate of 18 per cent.India is not the only country that this industry caters to. If everything goes as we plan, next Diwali we will be celebrating meethai week.”The sweet and namkeen industry has never faced recession and it’s the only industry which is growing with a rate of 20 per cent and has a business of one lakh crore. Different slabs of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and ban of plastic packaging are the two major issues that the industry has been facing.There should be either five per cent tax or no tax on Khakra, badi and Mungdi as it is consumed by poor and rich alike, said executive committee member, Shivratan Agrawal.Whereas Naqvi said that the ban on plastic packaging is an issue that the manufacturers are facing as namkeens cannot be kept for long in paper.

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