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Which of the State has the largest number of sugar mills in India?
1. Bihar
2. Haryana
3. Punjab
4. Uttar Pradesh

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Uttar Pradesh

The correct answer is Uttar Pradesh.

  • Uttar Pradesh is the leading producer of sugar in India among the given options.
  • Deoria, Gorakhpur, Basti, Gonda, Meerut, Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, and Muzaffarnagar are the major centres of the sugar industry in Uttar Pradesh.
  • India is the 2nd largest sugar-producing country in the World.
  • In the year 1903, there was an advent of the modern sugar processing industry in India and set up the first sugar mill (United Province Sugar Company) at Pratappur (Deoria district) in Uttar Pradesh which was started with a grant of tariff protection to the sugar.
  • It is the largest agro-based industry in India.
  • The sugar industry plays a vital role in the rural economy.
  • Uttar Pradesh has first place in the country in sugar production.
  • The western part of the state has a greater number of mills.
  • The Muzaffarnagar district has the highest number of sugar mills in the state.

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