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Sugartech 2019 to be Held on 19th September in Lucknow

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

With modern technology & better farm practices, sugar cane production has been on the constant rise in the past few years. This scenario has its own challenges for the industry. With the Government’s enhanced thrust on promoting clean & green fuel, sugar cane can contribute considerably to the nation’s economy by reducing fuel imports & improving the current pollution levels which harm the environment & all living beings. Therefore, there is a screaming need for diversification as far as sugar is concerned.

Against this background, CII Uttar Pradesh is organizing a one-day seminar in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh & FACE on 19 September 2019 at Gyan Conference Hall, CII UP State Office, Lucknow. National Sugar Institute & Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research are the Knowledge Partners for the event.

The Seminar would highlight the latest technologies relevant to the sector at the industrial and farm level. The platform would enable the industry to update themselves with the latest methods and the best practices to sustain their business in a profitable manner so as to cater to the growing demand for clean & green energy. The forum would also facilitate meaningful discussions & interaction between all the stakeholders involved. 


Sugarcane is an example of a versatile and renewable crop that can be used as a clean source of energy and as a raw material for production of multiple products. Today Brazil is the world's largest sugarcane producer while India is at the 2nd position. The move in Brazil to modernization of the country's 430 active mills, which continue adopted new technologies for planting the sugarcane, to the optimization and production of sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity. This has strengthened an industry that is recognized internationally for innovation and production efficiency. One may think – why is innovation needed in the Indian Sugarcane industry? We are already the 2nd largest producer of sugarcane in the world and the largest consumer of sugar globally. The answer lies in the question itself – the gap in demand and supply. 

The Conference aims to address this gap through three sessions:

1. Sugarcane as a source of renewable energy & its scope of diversified usage

2. Process improvement through technological interventions

3. Effective Farm management & innovation at the farm level

The last edition of Sugartech in 2017 saw participation from government, industry stakeholders, sugar mills, academia, technologists, service providers & researchers and was well-attended by more than 150 participants. This year too, we aim to bring new ideas & technology upgradations at the industry as well as farm level to the forum to brainstorm regarding the current global crisis that the sugar industry is faced with.

The event will bring together Sugar Industry decision-makers from across the country with technical experts, farmers, government officials and food processing industries for a day long targeted networking, in-depth knowledge sharing and a parallel exhibition.

For Registration and Sponsorship contact :

Ms Vinita Poddar, Confederation of Indian Industry - NR,Plot A, Vibhuti Khand, Gomtinagar,Lucknow-226010, India ( T) 91 522 2721951-52/ 4060041-42 

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