Sugar is a natural sweetener that is obtained by pressing the juice of sugarcane. Later on, to get the sugar cubes, the juice is boiled thoroughly. The process of sugar manufacturing began in India around 500 BC. As per studies, sugar cultivation is believed to have originated in New Guinea and spread from Southeast Asia to India. Brazil and India are deemed to be the largest producer and producer-consumer of sugar. According to statistics, India produces 348,187,900 tonnes of sugar, which accounts for 12% of the world’s sugar production. As a result, there has been a rise in the list of Sugar Exporters.
In India, 45 million tonnes of sugar are traded every year. The sugar industry of the country also produces molasses and alcohol. Along with sugar, India is also the largest producer of Khandsari and Gur. India is known to manufacture four types of sugar which are:
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Liquid sugar
- Invert sugar
Granulated sugar is the purest form of crystalline sugar and is commonly used for domestic purposes. The crystalline structure of sugar is used to make the following variants:
- Fine sugar( Meant for domestic purposes)
- Fruit sugar
- Bakers special sugar
- Bar Sugar
- Powdered Sugar
- Coarse Sugar
Here is a list of some of the top sugar manufacturers of India.
1. Balrampur Chini mills ltd.
Balrampur Chini mills are the most abundant sugar manufacturing companies in India. It was founded in 1975 under the companies act. Every day Balrampur chini mills produce 76,500 tons of sugar. Most of the sugar exported from India is manufactured at Balrampur Chini Mills. Every since 1990, the company has set up sugar mills at Akbarpur, MANKAPUR, Kumbi, and Gularia in U.P.
- Ethyl Alcohol
Location: Gularia Lakhimpur Kheri – India
2. Bajaj Hindustan LTD.
Bajaj Hindustan is a part of the Bajaj group known as India’s best sugar manufacturing company. The company, with its 14 sugar plants, produces 135,000 tonnes of sugar every day. It is also known to produce 800,000 liters of alcohol per day. The sugar produced by the mill is exported to Asian and European countries.
- Fly Ash
- Press Mud
Location: Shitala Khera Must., Uttar Pradesh 247554
3. Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Ltd.
Dwarikesh Sugar Industries is a business house that is engaged in the manufacture of sugar and its allied products. The company is amongst the fastest-growing industrial group. Dwarikesh every year produces 21,500 tonnes of sugar. With all the export, the sugar mill earns a profit of Rs 175.36 million every year. The company also has other plants located around the various district of U.P. Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Ltd. is also famous as it is a source of generating power. The sugar mill also is involved in industrial alcohol production.
Location: Bijnor district, U.P
4. Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd.
Dhampur Sugar mills, with a production of 4,200 metric tonnes of sugar daily, is India’s leading integrated sugarcane processing company. Refined sulphurless white sugar is the mill’s primary product. With a producing capacity of 39,500 TCD, Dhampur mills contribute 12 % of the total sugar exported from India. The company also produces 270,000 liters of alcohol every single day. The mills also help in the production of biofertilizers.
- Refined Sugar
- Plantation White sugar
- Acetic anhydride
- Ethyl acetate
- Liquid carbon dioxide
Location: Dhampur, U.P
5. Panacea foods
Panacea food is the leading exporter of brown sugar in the country. The company works with the vision of providing customers with a delightful experience. Panacea foods make use of integrated technology for the manufacturing of sugar.
- Refined Sugar
- Brown Sugar’
Location: 26 C, I Floor, Motilal Street, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu-612 001, India.
6. Renuka Sugar
Renuka sugar is India’s largest ethanol and sugar producer. The company produces 4000 TCD of sugar every day. Renuka Sugar is also involved in the manufacture of alcohol. The company contributes to 20% of India’s international sugar trade. In the Indian market, the mill contributes to 21% of the total country’s Ethanol production.
Location: Plot No. 32, Subhash Road, Vile-Parle (East), Mumbai – 400 057.
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