• Hathras
  • Asafoetida (Hing)

    Asafoetida (Hing)

    Hathras has been a large scale producer of Asafoetida or hing for the last 100 years. This has given the district a distinct identity. Raw Asafoetida is mainly imported from countries like Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan among others. Asafoetida as a product is being used since years as an important ingredient in Indian households because of its curative advantages with medicinal property. Various communities in Hathras are involved in production of Asafoetida. There is a need to replace obsolete processing machinery with latest machines and technology to boost the production.


    Hathras comes under the Brij region of Northern India and is famous for its Industrial, literary and cultural activities as a part of Aligarh .Historically and according to Purans, Hathras can be of the age of Mahabharata. Hathras was an industrial hub during the British Raj. Cotton milling, knives, the spice asafoetida or “hing” and Desi Ghee products were the main industries. The last two continue to thrive. Cotton milled at the Purana Mill Compound was exported around the world. The chief articles of commerce are sugar and grain. Hathras is now notable for Holi Colors and Gulal powders, the manufacture of ready-made garments, chemicals, carpet manufacturing, artificial Moonga-Moti pearls, brass, artware and hardware, edible oil, metal handicrafts and beverages. The Hathras district is predominantly agricultural and nearly 70% of the work force is still engaged in the agricultural & allied activities.

    • Tehsils


    • Blocks


    • Village


    • Registered
      Industrial Units


    • Small Industries


    • Asafoetida Manufacturing Industries
    • Petroleum Industries
    • Glass Bead Manufacturing Industry
    • Cotton Mill
    • Milk Processing Industries
    • Color Manufacturing Industries

    • Agro based
    • Cotton textile
    • Ready-made Garments
    • Wood/wooden based furniture
    • Paper & Paper products
    • Chemical/Chemical based
    • Rubber, Plastic & petro based
    • Repairing & servicing
    • Others


    Compendium of Policies and Schemes for ODOP Food Products

    S.No Department Scheme
    1 Ministry of Food Processing PMKSY (Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana)
    2 UP Dept of Horticulture & Food Processing Food Processing Industry Policy-2017
    3 UP Dept of Horticulture & Food Processing Integrated Horticulture Development Mission Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna
    4 Ministry of Agriculture Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing(ISAM) 
    5 Ministry of Agriculture National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)
    6 Ministry of Agriculture Mission for Integrated Developmet of Horticulture During XII Plan
    7 APEDA (Agriculture & Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority) APEDA Schemes for Infrastructure Development
    8 APEDA (Agriculture & Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority) APEDA Schemes for Market Development
    9 APEDA (Agriculture & Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority) APEDA Schemes for Quality Development
    10 National Horticulture Board Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Cold Storage Construction
    11 National Horticulture Board Development of Commercial Horticulture Scheme
    12 National Horticulture Board Technology Development and Transfer for Promotion of Horticulture
    13 National Horticulture Board Market Information Services for Horticulture Crops
    14 National Good Laboratory Practice Compliance Monitoring Authority Department of Science &Technology
    15 Ministry of Food Processing Revised Guidelines for the Scheme of HACCP as on 12.11.2018
    16 Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium Equity Grant Scheme
    17 Department of MSME & Export  Promotion MSME Schemes
    18 Export Promotion Bureau, GoUP Export Promotional Schemes
    19 MSME Policy - 2017 Department of MSME & Export Promotion, GoUP
    20 Infrastructure and Industrial Investment Policy - 2012 Department of MSME & Export Promotion, GoUP
    21 CFC (Common Facility Centre) Scheme ODOP
    22 Market Development Assistance Scheme ODOP
    23 Finance Assistance Scheme ODOP
    24 Skill Development & Toolkit Distribution Scheme ODOP
    25 Farmers Help Line Uttar Pradesh State Agricultural Produce Markets Board
    26 Farmers Gift Scheme Uttar Pradesh State Agricultural Produce Markets Board
    27 Kisan Sewa Kendra Uttar Pradesh State Agricultural Produce Markets Board