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Directorate of Sugar & Vegetable Oil

There are a total of 703 installed sugar factories in the country as on 31.01.2015, with sufficient crushing capacity to produce around 324 lakh MT of sugar. The capacity is roughly distributed equally between private sector units and cooperative sector units. The capacity of sugar mills is, by and large, in the range of 2500 TCD-5000 TCD bracket but increasingly expanding and going even beyond 10000 TCD. Two standalone refineries have also been established in the country in the coastal belt of Gujarat and West Bengal which produce refined sugar mainly from imported raw sugar as also from indigenously produced raw sugar. The sector-wise break-up of sugar mills in the country is as given below

Sector Number of factories
Co-operative 325
Private 335
Public 43
Total 703*

*Includes each refinery in West Bengal & Gujarat.

Statement showing state wise & sector wise number of installed sugar factories in the country

State (State Owned) Public/Private (Position as on 31/01/2015) Total
- Public Private Coop. -
- Sector Sector Sector -
- (State Owned) - - -
Punjab - 8 16 24
Haryana - 3 13 16
Rajasthan 1 1 1 3
Uttar Pradesh* 14 116 28 158
Uttarakhand 2 4 4 10
Madhya Pradesh 2 15 5 22
Chattisgarh - - 3 3
Gujarat - 4 22 26
Maharashtra 59 168 227
Bihar 15 13 - 28
Assam - 1 2 3
Odisha - 4 4 8
West Bengal 1 2 - 3
Andhra Pradesh 1 19 13 33
Telangana - 10 1 11
Karnataka 3 47 25 75
Tamil Nadu 3 27 16 46
Puducherry - 1 1 2
Kerala - 1 1 2
Goa - - 1 1
Nagaland 1 - - 1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli - - 1 1
Total 43 335 325 703**

**Includes refinery each in West Bengal and Gujarat.
* 22 sugar units of U.P. State Sugar Corpn. Ltd. are sold to private sector but these yet to be taken into record under private sector by the Directorate of Sugar.

Status of the Vegetable Oil Industry

Type of Vegetable Oil Industry registered with the Directorate No. Of Units Annual Capacity (Lakh MT)
Vanaspati, Interestified Vegetable fats along with Refinery, Solvent plant & Oil Mills. 87 1464
Refinery along with Solvent plant & Oil Mills. 167 4766
Oil Mill & Blended Edible Vegetable Oil. 61 36
Solvent Extraction Units 105 574
Total 420 6840

With the implementation of FSSAI Act, 2006 w.e.f. 5th August, 2011, the edible oil industries is now governed by FSSAI for issue of licence, safety and standard parameters. However, the date monitoring of procurement for the edible oil industries are being administered by DVVOF under Vegetable Oil Products, Production and Availability (Regulation) Order, 2011.

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