From previous posts we understood the concepts of Sugarcane farming , its benefits,feasibility study and scope. Now we are going to discuss about the small scale business opportunities associated with Sugarcane farming.These are small and medium sized business opportunities which can add value to your Sugarcane farming and at the same time increase your profit and convert you from a traditional farmer to farming business entrepreneur.
Sugarcane Juice shop
This can be a Roadside shop or near public places where the foot walking is high.You require a small Sugarcane Juice extractor for this shop.If you already own a juice shop or you have any shop already,you have an excellent opportunity.we will discuss more about this business in coming posts.
Jaggery Manufacturing Plant
Jaggery is one of the major product from Sugar cane.It has more health benefits compared to Sugar.It require less investment compared to sugar production. Jaggery got huge domestic market in India and is widely used for food and sweets preparation.We will discuss in detail about this business idea in coming posts
Petroleum products prices are varying now.It is estimated that the current petroleum sources will deplete in nearby future(Note: current dip in petroleum price is temporary).The best alternative is Bio-fuel.Ethanol is one of the best Bio-fuel available today and Sugarcane is one of its largest source.Now Ethanol is extracted as a By product while producing sugar.But there will be a time when Sugarcane farming is done purely for ethanol.
Small scale sugar production Plant
sugar manufacturing is one of the major business sector in India.For starting a Sugar manufacturing plant,you need good investment,Marketing knowledge and sales strength.So it if you are planning for manufacturing Sugar,it is best to form a society of all Sugarcane farmers in your area and then start the plant under this society.This will help you to gather investment and also help you to handle any adverse condition.
Charcoal production plant
Sugarcane leaves are good source of Carbon.Normally this leaves are burnt for clearing the field for next crop.Using these wasted leaves for production of Charcoal is one of the profitable business idea.As the availability of wood goes down and the demand for charcoal goes up especially in winter season,Charcoal production business is getting huge profit.We will discuss more about this business opportunity in coming posts.
These are some of the small scale business opportunities related to sugar cane farming.apart from these if you have any new idea or suggestions,you can comment below..