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Dr. R.P. Saharia
Asst. Professor of Economics, Govt. JMP. Collage, Takhatpur, Bilaspur (C.G.)
Volume - 3,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2012
India is the biggest producer of sugar in the world. Indian sugar industry has been a focal point for socio-economic development in the rural areas. A large number of agricultural labouers are involved in sugarcane cultivation and ancillary activities.
The number of sugar factories has increased from 29 in 1930-31 to 516 in 2009-10. The area under sugarcane has increased from 11.76 lakh hectors to 41.79 lakh hectors. The production of sugarcane has also increased from 363.54 lakh M.T. to 2770.00 lakh M.T. The yield of sugarcane has increased from 30.9 M.T. per hector to 61.70 M. T. per hector during the period. The sugar production and recovery rate have also increased in the same period. The sugar industry in India has been progressing.
Cite this article:
R.P. Saharia. Sugar Industry in India: A Progressive Perspective. Asian J. Management 3(3): July-Sept., 2012 page 174-176.