Bengaluru: Matchbox price hiked after 14 years, to cost Rs 2 from December


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Oct 24: The price of matchbox, which has not been revised for the last 14 years, is going to be hiked to Rs 2 per box from this December.

So far the price of the matchbox was just Re one per box. The new price will come into force from December 1.

Decision to this effect was taken by the federation of matchbox manufacturers. The federation says that they had to increase the price due to factors like inflation, increase in price of raw materials and increased transport charges due to fuel price rise.


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The matchbox was one of the only consumer item that did not see a hike in price despite in the last 14 years. Its price was increased from 50 paise to Rs 1 in 2007, and from 25 paise to 50 paise in 1995. Now the All India Chamber of Match Industry based in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu has taken the decision to increase the price to Rs 2 per box.

As many as 14 types of raw materials are required to manufacture matchsticks. Price of one kg of red phosphorus which cost Rs 425 has risen to Rs 810. The price of wax has risen from Rs 50 per kg to Rs 80. The prices of outer and inner layers of matchbox have increased to Rs 55 and Rs 58 from Rs 36 to Rs 32 respectively. The prices of paper, splints, potassium chloride and sulphur have also increased from the month of October. Hence this price rise is inevitable, say manufacturers.

The Times of India quoted secretary of the National Small Matchbox Manufacturers' Association V S Sethurathinam as saying that manufacturers have decided to increase the selling price from the units by 60% to ?430- ?480 per bundle which is excluding the 12% GST levied on them.

 

 

  

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  • Siddapur Abdul Raheeman Saheb, Siddapur Udupi Karnataka

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    All are requested to be prepared to write slogan regarding price rise of Nandini milk very soon.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Announce the prize money too....All will participate. Otherwise one wil write...others will read for mental relaxation and time pass .yet others will make double meaning and make fun. In any case, i dont participate

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Dhagala Lagali Kala Pani Tim Tim Gala ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Ho ho Jossey konke.....doesnt suit your song to my comment. Samazle kaay ? Jossey sir la dhagala chya kaala pani tem tem gala

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    By reading the comments on this column, I am really feeling so Happy that our people are very friendly and share their views Well always !!! THANK YOU ALL DEAR FRIENDS FOR THE GOOD TIME WE HAVE !

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Simple match box costing 2 Rupees sent comments missles worth 100s of rupees in all directions randomly. I hope Jossy takes it sportivly. Let us have our views and exchange of comments in a constructive way. We need some fun and metal relaxation other than routines.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Do lathe ...in the place of rs 2/- are much painful emotionally and physically, than your Rs.100/- Flavs, Aap nahi samaz paayenge because you write/read just for mental relaxation....😊😊

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Jossey, its not that easy to find out any clues about Cynthia. She is from Kirem but evry stores and sub lanes of Mangalore are known to her. She says elderly but the way she writes even a teen ager may respond favourably. Sharp, intelligent, clever, real challenger and what not.? Cynthia good luck. Please accept me as you trust worthy friend.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Trustworthy friend ? यह आप क्यो शर्मिन्दा कर रहे हो हमें ? जब मैंने आपके दरख्वास्त पर सिर्फ दो रुपया मांगे थे तो आप दो लातें देने पर तैयार हुए। अब ट्रस्ट वर्धधी बोलने लगे ??? आपका व्यक्तित्त्व ऐसा है कि, आपके बातचीत से दूसरे व्यक्ती को, बहुत ऊपर के पहड पर लेके जाते हो । जैसे ऊपर पहुंचते ही आराम से साॅस लेने से पहले ही ऐसा जोर से धक्के देते हो कि नीचे गिराने से सारी हड्डी फसलियाॅ टूट जाए और हमेशा हम अपाहिज हो जाए। है ना जी ? बहुत धक्के खाये मैने । 😄😄😄😄

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Flavian, Sometimes I think she's from Uttar Pradesh ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    So what ? Where is UP? Where is mumbai ? Both in India? Then dont differentiate between Indians. Use common sense come on. Dont criticise me all the time.

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  • Donald, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Select a good slogan for We Two match box.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Hum do...khareedo deke do

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Cynthia, You are a good girl but I'm confused with your Khareedo ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Oh oh Jossey sir.....i wrote slogan for "we two" match box. We two means hum dono...khareedo deke do means buy one we two match box by paying two rs. So, i said yesterday in order to retain peace of mind you should not fight with your thoughts especially 'such', 'unwanted' thoughts......Got it...think good, think positive and you will obtain beautiful, cool, lovely peace. Is zamane me bhikari bhi 2 rupya nahi leta he...Soch badlo duniya badlegi......Sirf IT kehne se kuch nahi hoga....general knowledge...thoda common sense, thoda saamnewalo ka comments padna chayiye. Nahi tho raath ko dekhe huye kuye me din me girne jaisa.....samze ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    I agree with your Hum Do Hamare Do ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Ths is not the sogan of match box Goosey. Its your government's slogan.. obi raya's time and during your time

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  • Prakash, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Aagaye Acche Din Khareedlo We Two match Boxe's sirf 2 rupye mei.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    @ Cynthia, Dk "Please sponsor 2 rupaiyya every month.....ujya pet hadunk" Kya 2 rupaiyya maang rahi ho. Kucha bada mango 2 lach ! koi fikir nanhi. ho jayega

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Sir Flavian...bass baba bass...do rupya bhi nahi chayiye....na CHAYIYE DO LAATH.....🙏🙏......itne me hee sponsorship cancelled....zuk zuk jeeyo...

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  • Dr. Haneef Shabab, Bhatkal

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Use Stones for Spark.... Bhakto Maja aya k naiiiiiiiiii ...

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  • jnb, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    after demonetization Modi and Amit Shah totally lost all India wealth, there is no option to reverse anything now - Bhaktos need to Bhogathna padega.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    they might classify toilet rolls as super luxury item and impose luxury tax...

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Only few days back, few were commenting when gas was on fire, now commenting like ass on fire 😎.... Ailaa.... Nowadays even bhikaris don't take 1 ruppee, Wonder how this match stick industry runs 🤔! Kaliyug Hai Bhai... Paani bhi bhikthi hai ! Aag bhi !

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Bhandu Maam ,Bhikaris were not taking even in the year of 1980 too one Rupee.As I was in India that time a woman came to beg door to door.She was accompanied with a boy ,she was looking healthy ,like a body builder,we gave her 2Rupees,she did not accept,more demanded more and started to abuse.I got so angry ,till then I was inside never appeared outside,but hearing this I simply said you have come to beg,now either you accept it or go and work,then you will get more.She couldnt tell anything and went off getting angry .I find now everything is become costly,for two rupees dont get even some salt I think.now many are not using match boxes to light cigaretts instead lighter.Only in house hold match box is used .so no wonder it costs now 2 Rupees I think we can accept it.

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  • Robert Rodrigues, Muscat

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    It's shows how much greedy for money, some how you trying to put People in misery and poverty

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  • Amith, udupi

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    During UPA amitabh Bacchan couldnt afford petrol so he asked for a few drops to burn his car ..now under NDA he cant afford match box too ...poor guy

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Prices of everything had doubled because of these Idiots ...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Cynthia, "Now to light the stove, one bundle of papers to keep ready and two chimneys.....to keep lighted from morning till finish the kitchen work....When electricity bill hikes again ? - Why can't make use of gas stove ? Match box is mostly used by smokers and may be less use domestically. After all Rs. 2 for a box and how many match stick are in a box 32 plus ? expenses depend on ones life style too. Steady income too is important. Do not hesitate if you need any help from me.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Please sponsor 2 rupaiyya every month.....ujya pet hadunk

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    She will now start to Hoard Matchboxes ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Yes ......Jossey sir ...yes. i will build a hall out of matchboxes to conduct your sessions successfully. 😂😂😂 By the way, dont get fooled by dalvadores statement. There are so many Cynthias. If you go to Don stores, he too will say he knows cynthia....venus will say he has customers by that name...Dickson, souza, fernandes....sab jagah har jagah....So be careful 😁😁😁

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Cynthia is a teacher in St Aloysius College ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    No.....no....i am not.....🙏🙏🙏....hum uske kaabil hargis nahi

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Cynthia, Just like Global Warming if we start writing epics we will fill up the Wen Space & that is precisely why Facebook, Whats App, Instagram Crashed. I will teach you One-liners ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    ache din 4 ಬೆಂಕಿ, ನಳಿನ್ ಪಂಪ್ವೆಲ್, firing nalin pumpwell.

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  • N.M, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    "Acche din" is only for feku's masters = (Ambani +Adani )2.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Possibly only success of this govt holding onto match box prices and now this also gone ..

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    "dev boro aithaar deenv cynthi baye...jevan jalengi?...haanve bari ruchik beef curry ani uddache pole kele...sangatha illen boblem sukke ani kandi sukki asillil... " Aavn 2 haftian gavaak ethana. Maka illen beef sukka ani daaliso saar karyeth gi dayaa karne. ?

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Diwali gift to public by chi chi chi wala

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    While this would have small impact... all other taxes etc impacting common man hugely ..fuel etc etc .. inflation etc ..salaries no increase... At the same time corporates are given huge tax concessions and traders who import.... As per study Taxes by common man today Gone up significantly .... Last 7 years .. Individuals vs companies .. corporate.. So the famous jibe Rahul Gandhi ‘s sticks Suit boot ki sarkar ...

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  • Michael, Brahmavar

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Ek Sharart hone ko hai ... La lai lai ozzo laiga lai lai.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Oh...regular surveys are conducted to find out the commodities whose prices are not increased....!! Even if they are incteased to the extent of how much ? Since how many years not increased ? Good....good....We need our economy to grow. Now to light the stove, one bundle of papers to keep ready and two chimneys.....to keep lighted from morning till finish the kitchen work....When electricity bill hikes again ? Many poor families are given connection....

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    dev boro aithaar deenv cynthi baye...jevan jalengi?...haanve bari ruchik beef curry ani uddache pole kele...sangatha illen boblem sukke ani kandi sukki asillil... aithar sonth bhagevonthponi samballoy mun chinthan...aaz kaal flavian dattu ani tuje modhen uzo vosana distha?

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Dev bori saanz deev tukaay manestha....voi uzo vosana.....ujya pet marag zalya. Tasenss Jossey bhav bariss uzoyee petovn astha modhe modhegath. Tachya davensss hav bhazon gelli....jivalonk zaina. Zaanv...dev bore udas kellyak...dev, tuka, tujya dattuk ani goosey gander ak bori bolaiki favo karundi

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Please make it at least Rs 5.00

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Beedi jalaile jigar se piya, jigarva badi aag hai... Toh match box ki jaroorath hee kya hai?!

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  • Samuel, Mangalore/USA

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Indian currency rupees is heading towards least valued currency in the world. bitter truth. Rich are getting richer and the poor poorer.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Now they have entered to increase the rate of match box. Now how many items leftover??? May be busy in searching.

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  • Syed, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    @Prabhuji. Next is public sauchalaya.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Correct, they may introduce GST on Sulab International. I think so.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Ab ki baar sub kuch barbaad..bar bar lagataar

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  • Amith, udupi

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    dhani kaddi korpara ..will be part of folklore soon

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Follow some stone age practice how to kindle fire ! We are advancing under great govt.

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Price hike for everything. Sadly IT Keypad Warrior bhakts still get Rs 2/ tweet to support his excellency !

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Ab kuch baki nahi raha.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    When lighters are available why one should worry about match box ? Once filled with gas it may last for a month.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    The taste of that first puff of cigarette with that chlorate and sulfur touch is something which you cant get when you light it with a lighter!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Shankar, I never knew you are Educated ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    benki nalin must be depressed as he needs more funds to put fire to DK...but the carstreet mamus will pool in the required amount...they are ready to do anything for the baratiya jalao party..

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  • Abdul, Vidya Nagar, Kasaragod.

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Compare Petrol price nothing,

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  • Prakash.A, Mlore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    'No worries...' our ministers have "phosphorous coated tongues" who can light fire at their will...

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Nanna Thu koryere laa Bangha Maharaayere ! Kaddi Aath Sulabhodu Koraayer ! Yer.... Yer... Yenklena PM responsible aa?? Comments Barondhu undaa? Baarad... namaa odhugaa.... Comments ' thoo pothavaa'?? Thookaa...

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  • william, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Bhandarkar, bandh karo aag lagana from now onwards beyond 2024.

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  • Pavan, Nlr

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Finally fekus vikas pagal hogya....lol

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    first time in 70 years price of match box going up to 1 rupees... End of modi tenure max-box price will be 10

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  • Satish, shirva

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Hey alexa play "Janta maaf nahi karegi" ads

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  • rakesh bangera, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    i was waiting for this i knew it ......now i dont use match stick to scratch ears also .

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    rakesh bangera, mangalore, Your comment is a good one and it is food for thought. Thought it is funny but I liked it.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗೆ ಬೆಂಕಿ ಹಚ್ಚಲು ಇನ್ನು ಕೆಲವರಿಗೆ ಕಷ್ಟ

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