Agriculture is one of the strongholds of the Indian economy and makes for about 18.5% of the nation’s gross domestic product. Maize or corn is a coarse grain and is now accepted as a staple diet in India. Its demand, as well as the supply, is increasing year after year. In terms of area, after rice and wheat, maize corn is the third most important crop or cereal crop. It is a fact that out of the total output, 49% is used as poultry feed, 12% is put into use as animal feed, 25% as food, 13% as corns starch and 1% as seed. The major maize corn producing states in India are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The value added products that are obtained as a result of corn starch processing are liquid glucose, corn gluten, sorbitol, dextrose monohydrate and others.
Maize is basically a Kharif crop in India and its harvest and arrivals are due only from October onwards. The Kharif crop constitutes about 80% of the total maize output. It is projected that the demand for maize from the poultry industry in India will be increasing and that too by about 6%. There are 12 states which account for over 50% of the total maize acreage in the country and some of them include Orissa, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Delhi etc.
It is important to note that the current levels of maize corn production in the country is lacking very far behind the global average of 5 MT/Ha. There is a big scope for improvement in the yield and this can be achieved by improving the adoption of hybrids especially in the maize growing areas of the country. India surely has a huge potential to increase the market share and to make its presence in this market felt all over the world.
There are many companies across the length and breadth of the country that contribute to the overall corn starch production. Along with corn starch, these companies produce several by products including liquid glucose, corn gluten, corn feed, corn germ and others which too are further refined and sold to various kinds of industries for their respective uses. One of these companies is HL Agro. One of the trusted names in the industry known for its high yield of corn products and corn starch is HL Agro. It is based on a huge factory area in Uttar Pradesh and continues to supply corn derivates in bulk amounts all over the country.
HL Agro along with other key companies in this industry are responsible for the good amounts of corn starch produced and putting India on the map as far as this segment is concerned. It is through their use of latest technologies and hardwork that we occupy a leading position in the Asia pacific region as far as manufacturing and production of corn starch powder and its derivatives is concerned. To place your orders, you can contact HL Agro today.