New Delhi, January 17, 2017.
A delegation of Egyptian Sugar cane experts visited India during the period of (8-14) Jan. 2017. They held different meetings and conducted several field visits in New Delhi and Pune to review and curate new technology that is used in sugar cane harvest and sugar production in India.
The Indian sugar industry is a key driver of rural development, supporting India’s economic growth. The industry is inherently inclusive supporting over 50 million farmers and their families, along with workers and entrepreneurs of almost 500 mills, apart from a host of wholesalers and distributors spread across the country.
Indian sugar industry is a critical industry, as on one hand it services the domestic market, the largest in the world and on the other hand, it supports 50 million farmers and their families. It is the second largest agro based industry in India.