Jobs in Sugar Indusry

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This article throws light on the sugar industry and the prospective sugar company jobs in India.

The sugar industry in India ranks second among the agro based processing industries in India. Hence the Jobs in Sugar Indusry has created ample employment opportunities in rural India. The sugar industry has absorbed about 5 lakh rural people. The cultivation of sugarcane, in the first place, employs about 4.5 crore farmers. Sugar mills, in India, may be cooperatives, public or private enterprises.

The manufacture of sugar requires the application of different technologies. It involves several biochemical processes. If one has to study sugar technology, he has to have knowledge about fermentation, boiling and sugar chemistry. One has to be a graduate in pure science in order to have degree in sugar technology. The courses offered by some of the universities in India like Meerut and Punjab are sugar technology, industrial fermentation and alcohol technology, sugar instrumentation technology, environmental science, Pulp and paper technology, sugar boiling certificate.

One interested in a Jobs in Sugar Indusry should be a diploma holder in Mechanical or electrical engineering along with a diploma in the sugar technology. At the entry level one can expect a remuneration of Rs 6000-7000 per month. With experience the pay may shoot upto Rs 6-15lakh per annum.

Sugar technologists can be employed in sugar factories, alcoholic or non- alcoholic production plants or sugar research labs. IFFCO and National Federation of Co-Operative Sugar Factories are the major recruiters in the sugar industry.