This book was framed to understand the distribution of matchwood industries in and around India. Matchwood industry is one of the oldest wood - based industries in India. The information included in this book is history of match production in India, types of matches used, legal implication and policies, list of match industries and their production, economics and constraints in production and development of country. As, match industries are providing employment to rural people and helps in reducing the poverty. So this book provides an complete information about the match industries and their importance.