‘tech Has Boosted Productivity Of Farms, Factories’ | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, National Sugar Institute, Kanpur, on Wednesday celebrated National Technological Day.
A documentary showing ‘Journey of the Indian Sugar Industry’ during the last 100 years was also shown to showcase the technological changes which have occurred, making it one of the most efficient sugar industry among the various sugar producing countries and second largest in terms of sugar production.
“From a meagre sugar production of 10 lakh metric tonnes per annum and meeting its requirement through imports at the time of independence, now the country is producing more than 300 lakh metric tonnes per annum and exporting sugar to many countries,” said National Sugar Institute director Narendra Mohan in his address at the event.
He said technology has played a pivotal role in improving farm and factory productivity but there is need for greater application of technology in farm mechanisation and digitalisation of sugarcane harvest.
The sugar factories need to have a vision for attaining goals of ‘Zero Fresh Water Consumption’ and ‘Zero Down Time’ to improve efficiencies of factories and address environmental issues, he said.
Dr D Swain, professor, sugar engineering in his address highlighted the developments over the years in the area of juice extraction, steam and power generation.
Dr Seema Paroha, professor, biochemistry, while detailing advancement of ethanol blending called upon the industry to adopt innovative technologies .
Virendra Kumar, senior instrument engineer, presented details of process automation carried out in the sugar industry.

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