Gujarat Sugar Industry

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Gujarat sugar industry forms a major part of the sugar industry in India. It is a part of the agro based industries in the country and contributes a significant portion to the gross domestic product of the country. In fact, India is the second largest producer of sweets in the world and a number of varieties of sweet products are manufactured in various sugar mills of Gujarat and exported to other countries across the world.

Growth of sugar Industry in India

Gujarat is one of the well known sugar cane producing regions in India. This has been one of the reasons for the growth of sugar industry in the state. After independence, the government gave importance to the growth of sugarcane farming in the state and established a number of sugar cane mills. After the market liberalization policies took place in the 1990s, the export of the sugar industry increased to a great extent.

Due to the growth of technology, newer methods have been implemented which has increased the production of sugar. Today, the sugar mills in Gujarat are equipped with an array of hi-tech facilities and services which make them a known name in the field of agro based industries.

Today, there are around 554 sugar mills and factories in the state of Gujarat. It must be noted in this respect that almost all of the Gujarat Sugar Industry is under a state cooperative system where the government partly controls the production and the business. However, there are also a number of sugar mills which are privately owned. Out of the 554 sugar mills, most of them are covered under the co operative system. According to the recent surveys, the total amount of production of sugar in the state is around 190 lakh metric tons.

Sugar mills in Gujarat

The sugar mills form a bulk of the Gujarat sugar industry. Around 17 sugar factories in the state are equipped with advanced technological equipments which have a capacity to crush around 65,000 tons of sugar daily. Around 1.9 lakh hector of the total cultivable land is meant for sugarcane cultivation.

Today, the sugar mills in the state covers and employs more than 4.50 lakh farmers and cultivators. The overall turnover of the co-operative sugar mills in Gujarat crossed around Rs 2000 crores for the financial year 2008 to 2009. Apart from offering various types of employment opportunities in the organized sector, the unorganized sector also offers scope for employment for lots of people. It is estimated that the total number of people directly and indirectly associated with the Gujarat sugar industry is around 3.15 lakh.

List of sugar factories in Gujarat

Some of the well known sugar factories and sugar co-operatives in the state are:
Sugar factories Details
Net Sales 450
C/o. Sardar Coop. Sugar Industries Ltd Trimurti Apartment, R.C.Dutt Road, Vadodara-390 005, At Kadachhala, Teh.Jetpur Pavi, Dist. Vadodara, Sector Specializes in the production of various sugar types.
Kaveri Vibhag S. Khand Udyog Mandli Ltd. Nisha Complex, Flat No. 103, P.P. Water Tank, Khergam Road, Chikhli, Dist. Navasari 396 521, It has the crushing capacity of around 2500 MT of sugarcane on a daily basis.
Sahdev B. Chaudhari, Shri. Kantha Vibhag Sahakari Khand Udyog Mandli Ltd C/o. Jilla Panchayat Office, Dariya Mahel, Surat 395003, Location-Saras, Olpad, Dist. Surat, L.I. No. 197 The crushing capacity is around 2500 metric tons daily.
Shee Valsad Sahakari Khand Udyog Mandali Ltd. Parbera Pardi, Valsad, Gujarat The crushing capacity ranges from 2500 to 3000 tons.
Shree Damanganga Sahakari Khand Udyog Mandli Ltd Daman Road, Opp. S.T. Depo, Near Jalaram Khaman House, Vapi-396 191, Ph.-(02668) 30333 The crushing capacity is around 2500 metric tons of sugarcane.
Shree Nizar Vibhag Sahkari Khand Udyog Mandli Ltd Nizar, Dist. Surat The crushing capacity is around 2500 tons.
Shri Surat Jilla Uttar Purva Vibhag Sahkari Karkhana Udyog Mandli Ltd C/o. Jilla Panchayat Office, Dariya Mahel, Ph.2953 Mandvi Surat-395 003 The mill has a crushing capacity of around 2500 MT of sugarcane.
Shri Ukai Asargrast Vibhag Sahakari Khand Udyog Mandli Ltd C/o Jilla Panchayat Office, Dariya Mahel, Surat-395 003, Location at Gunsada Teh. Songadh, Distt. Surat The crushing capacity is around 2500 tons.
Thakorbhai J. Garasia Vanvasi Sahakari Khand Udyog Mandli Ltd Khambla Vansada, Dist. Valsad, L.I. No. 254 Crushing capacity is around 2500 MT.
Vadodara Dist. Cooperative Sugarcane Growers Union Ltd. Trimurti Apartment, R.C. Dutt Road, Vadodara- 390007 The crushing capacity is around 2500 MT.

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