Andhra Pradesh Sugar Industry

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About Andhra Pradesh Sugar Industry

Andhra Pradesh (AP) abounds in maximum number of private sector sugar companies in India along with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In the year 1933-34, vacuum process was adopted for sugar manufacturing in the state. Previously, the state government was planning to support Cooperative sector as against other sectors. However, with passing time, a considerable change in the policy was noticed. Letters of Intent (L.O.I.) were given to the deserving entrepreneurs including 20 LOIs to the private sector companies.

This gradually resulted in major benefits for the state government as well as for India as a whole. Today, Andhra Pradesh sugar industry ranks 3rd in terms of recovery and 5th in terms of cane crushing. As per production capacity is concerned, Andhra Pradesh stands at the position 5 in India.

The agricultural laborers who do sugarcane harvesting and cultivation are employed in the sugar industry in Andhra Pradesh. Today, the unprecedented growth of this industry in the state has led to the consolidation of village resources and has facilitated communication, employment and transport system here.

Types of Sugar Industry in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh sugar industry can be classified into two parts such as organized sector including sugar mills and unorganized sector including manufacturers of gur (jaggery) and khandsari. The unorganized sector is often referred to as the rural industry. The rural industry plays major role in the level of production.

Directorate of Sugar and Commissionerate of Cane in Andhra Pradesh

Belonging to Industries and Commerce Department, the Directorate of Sugar and Commissionerate of Cane has been vested with the power to guide and deal with the sugar factories in Andhra Pradesh. It is the responsibility of the department to encourage sugarcane farmers and to help this developing industry contribute effectively towards Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). The department also takes care of the technological advancements of the industry.

Sugar Mills in Andhra Pradesh

Some of the major players in the Andhra Pradesh sugar industry are listed below:
  • Bhagwathi Khandasari Sugar Mills
  • Bhagwati Khandsari Sugar Mills
  • Bhagwati Khandasari Sugar Mills
  • N C S Sugars Ltd
  • The Kirlampudi Sugar Mills Ltd
  • Tirumala Khandasari Udyog
  • Sri Sarvaraya Sugars Ltd
  • The KCP Sugar & Industries Corpn. Ltd
  • KBD Sugars & Distelleries Ltd
  • Deccan Sugars Ltd
Location of Sugar Factory
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