FACE SHEET

Sugar Industry is one of the Agricultural Based Industry in Karnataka. In India Karnataka is third biggest Sugar growing state. Sugarcane is growing in 5.20 lakh hectares of land and nearly 409 lakh tonnes of sugarcane is growing yearly in Karnataka. 85% of sugarcane is utilizing for sugar production and 15% to that of cane seed and jaggery. During 2010-11, 59 sugar factories are functioning and details are as below (sector wise)

Sl.No. Sector Working sugar factories Non working sugar factories Total
1Public212
2Joint011
3Co-operative22224
4Private35439
 Total59766

Total quantity of sugarcane produced and crushed for the last 3 years is as below:

Sl.No. Yesr Cane crushed Sugar produced % of recovery
12008-09161.3116.6410.32
22009-10239.7725.5610.66
32010-11(30.09.2011)337.6436.9610.94

In 2009-10, 54 sugar factories produced 25.56 lakh tones of sugar in the State. In 2010-11, 59 sugar factories produced 36.96 lakh tones of sugar as on 30.09.2011. These factories provide jobs to thousands of rural people directly and indirectly.