Government of Tamil Nadu
Match Industry

          
The small match producers who were formerly ‘D’ Class factories, were largely exploited by the private trading companies. Therefore, the small match producers were not able to fetch remunerative prices for the match bundles produced by them.  In order to overcome these difficulties and to provide market support, Small Match Producers Service Industrial Cooperative Societies have been formed. These societies procure quality raw material in bulk and distribute the same among its members at a reasonable price.  The match bundles produced by the member match units are also being sold at a better price in the market by these match service societies. 

The performance of the match service societies are given below.


Year

No. of societies

No. of members

Sales
(Rs. in lakhs)

2012-13

5

1056

1056.11

2013-14

5

327

884.86

2014-15

5

298

654.80

2015-16

5

296

610.53

2016-17

6

296

496.28