The sugar industry is one of the vital industries .Sugar is mainly made from sugar-cane .Sugar mills have to be located near the sugar -cane fields because :
Sugar-cane starts losing its sugar content as soon as it is harvested .It needs to be crushed immediately,
Sugar-cane is bulky and heavy and so it is expensive to transport .
BY PRODUCTS OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY AND THEIR USES:
Bagasse: can be used as fuel in sugar mills.used to make chipboard,paper and animal feed,
Molasses: used to manufacture various types of acids in the chemical industry.