itute (VSI), an ISO 9001:2008 organization, formerly known as Deccan Sugar Institute, is an autonomous body, established in the year 1975 by the sugarcane grower members of co-operative sugar factories in the State of Maharashtra. VSI is registered as society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and as trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. It is the only organization of its kind in the world founded and funded by the sugarcane farmers. The institute performs, under one umbrella, all scientific, technical and educational functions relevant to the sugar & alcohol industry. The institute strives for an all round progress of the sugar industry, and to achieve this objective, it operates through three main channels namely, Academic, Extension and Research. The institute is established to fulfil a definite mandate in respect of research, training and development in the sugar & alcohol industry. 146 sugar mills & 74 distilleries are members to which VSI provides all kind of technical support. VSI also provides technical support to many non-member sugar factories & distilleries in the country and abroad. VSI is recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. VSI has very easy access for technology transfer to its member mills. For additional information, please visit our website at www.vsissugar.com.
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