Bread and Biscuits form the major baked foods accounting to over 80% of total bakery products produced in the country. The quantities of bread and biscuits produced are more or less same, however ,value of biscuits is 112 times more then bread. The industry has traditionally been and largely continues to be in the unorganized sector contributing to over 70% of the total production.
Biscuit making is a conventional activity in many parts of the country. Despite the advent of modern, large capacity and automatic biscuit making plants, large section of people especially in semi-urban and rural areas still prefer fresh biscuits from local bakery as they are cheap and offer many varieties. These manufacturers are able to cater to some typical local palate as well. Thus, they are able to withstand competition from organised sector units.