Main objectives of the institute are to:

  • Enhance varietal diversity with improved commercial attributes in local sugarcane plantations;
  • Improve sugarcane crop management;
  • Ensure efficient utilization of land, soil and water resources in sugarcane production with minimum environment degradation;
  • Diversify sugarcane land use;
  • Mechanize sugarcane farming;
  • Improve processing efficiencies of sugarcane and of its co products;
  • Diversify sugarcane-based products;
  • Increase stakeholder knowledge of sugarcane technologies and provide necessary institutional coordination and support for adoption/commercialization of such knowledge;
  • Lead and guide authorities for formulation and implementation of policies and regulatory measures
  • Ensure high-calibre staff;
  • Ensure modern infrastructure and library and information technology (IT) facilities for research and technology transfer and development activities and congenial working environment for the staff; and
  • Increase productivity of scientific, and technical and administrative support staff of the institute.