Three-day Sugarasia 2008 to be held in Delhi from July 25

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New Delhi, Jun 18 (UNI) Over 5000 visitors from the sugar and its allied industries from India and the neighbouring SAARC countries will throng Pragati Maidan to abreast with the latest technologies in the sector at Sugarasia 2008 to be held here from July 25.

The three-day-long international conference will widely discuss the issues of value addition, mechanised cane farming, sugar as a new petro-commodity, CDM&carbon credit opportunities and enhancement of productivity and profitability in sugar complexes.

Sugarasia 2008, the first of its kind event in the Indian sub-conginent, is an international exhibition-cum-conference which will provide a unique platform to showcase latest technology and equipments available in India and abroad. It will also provide a meeting point to manufacturers and sellers of finished products and help showcase improved variety of cane sugar to importers from various countries.

Information to be shared at the event will include new products and technologies related to distillation, ethanol processes, power generation, as well as technology for reduction in green house emissions is also on the agenda. Moreover, there will be information about new varieties of cane, and new patterns of harvesting and cane cleaning. Also on display will be new inputs and equipment to aid cane farming and sugar manufacturing.

Mr V K Bansal, the organizer of Sugarasia, says that ''the exhibition will be a meeting point for manufacturers, service providers, consumers, exporters and importers of sugar and related products, thereby providing a unique opportunity to exhibitors to interact with visitors eager to develop business ties with Indian industry.'' India, the second largest producer of sugar, plays a critical role in the world sugarcane and allied industries domain. Sugar industry in India is well developed with a consumer base of more than a billion people. There are around 45 million sugarcane growers in India and a larger portion of rural labourers in the country largely rely upon this industry.

In India, it is the second largest agricultural industry after textile.

The exhibition is being supported by International Sugar Organisation, Indian Sugar Mills Association, National Federation of Co-Op Sugar Factories Ltd, All India Distillers Association, The Ethanol Manufacturers Association of India and International Association of Professionals in Sugar and Integrated Technologies.

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