Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sugarcane Farming

 India is the second largest sugar producing country all over the world ,at the same time largest consumer of sugar too.India contributes about 16% of the total sugar production all over the world.Since Sugarcane is a Cash crop and its import  can affect Indian economy, sugar price is highly controlled by Indian Government.States like Uttar Pradesh,Tamil Nadu,Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka,Gujarath are the largest  sugar producing states in India.With the support of government and the strong demand from domestic market,Sugarcane farming has turned to be one of the profitable farming sector in India .Sugar Industry contributes employment to over a million farmers.Apart from sugar,Sugarcane is one of the largest source of Bio fuel like Ethanol.So Sugarcane farming has got high importance in farming business all over the world.

 Sugarcane was one of the Luxurious and expensive spice before 18th century.Sugarcane farming started in India between BC 1600 and 1400.Many Indian traders were gaining huge profits by trading Sugar to European countries till 18th century.After colonization, Sugarcane farming spread all over the world and now it is farmed in almost all tropical and semitropical areas.It does not grow in cold climate.Now sugar is one of the essential food ingredient in all over the world and it has huge control over world Economy and has the potential to contribute much more to the farming sector.So we will be discussing more about Sugarcane farming in coming posts.

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