There are around 45 millions of sugar cane growers in India and a larger portion of rural labourers in the country largely rely upon this industry. Sugar Industry is one of the agricultural based industries. In India it is the second largest agricultural industry after .
Statistics On Sugar Production
As to the statistics there were a total number of 571 sugar factories in India as on March 31,2005 compared to 138 during1950-51. These 571 sugar mills produce a total quantity of 19.2 million tones (MT). Sugar production in India increased from 15.5 MT in 1998-99 to 20.1 MT in 2002-03.
Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, sugarcane production in 2004-05 is estimated at 232.3 MT from 237.3 MT in 2003-04. Sugarcane production is expected to reach 257.7 MT in 2005-06.
Sugar Production In states
The following table shows level of sugar production (In Lakh Tonnes) in Indian States:
The sugar production in the states largely depend upon monsoon. From 1998-03 good monsoon resulted a larger production of sugar in the country.