ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute is a foremost publicly funded R&D institution for sugarcane, sugar,ethanol and value-added products from sugarcane. It plays a significant role in bridging the food security and nutritional safety through its dedicated and sustainable research. The institute has developed varieties which is cultivated more than 98% of sugarcane area in the country and 28 other countries in the world. ICAR-SBI has brought sugar revolution through varietal development and yielded significant quantity of surplus sugar for export market.
Over the years, it is being comprehended that besides varietal and technology development, product diversification from sugarcane provides opportunity for sugarcane growers to increase their revenue in sustainable way for doubling income. Sugarcane is cultivated all parts of the country. The surplus sugarcane could be utilized for the development of new and novel products with high dietary value which cater the nutritional security of the population. It creates new employment and infrastructures in rural and sub-urban areas. Click here for more details about institute