Jaggery Maker

Minimum No entry barrier

Not required

The tasks a Gur Maker is expected to perform include:

Making 'gur' from the juice of sugarcane, palm, etc.

Sieving raw sugarcane or palm juice to clean the impurities

Boiling raw juice to the required temperature in an open pan over fire or using a suitable heating device

Taking out scum from the top of the boiling juice from time to time

Sprinkling water frequently on the boiling juice to avoid overflowing and to maintain proper temperature

Evaporating excess water till a syrup of the desired viscosity is obtained

Adding the milk of lime or other cleaning agents, as necessary, to clarify the boiled syrup

Straining the syrup and allowing it to settle to remove sediments, mud and impurities

Transferring the concentrated syrup from the pan into wooden vats

Allowing it to cool and harden into gur

Cleaning the pans, vats and work area

Skilled in heating the sugar syrup up to the optimum temperature

Skilled in dehydrating the solution

Knowledge of the desired amount of viscosity required to make gur

Knowledge of preparing and using milk of lime for cleaning purposes

Knowledge of the criticality of temperature in the quality of the final output

Basic knowledge of sedimentation and filtering methods

Manual dexterity

Not applicable




Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the world food trade every year. Accounting for about 32 per cent of the country?s total food market, the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020. The Indian gourmet food market is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and is growing at a CAGR of 20 per cent. It is expected to cross US$ 2.8 billion by 2015.

Gur or Jaggery is a traditional Indian sweetener which also has a lot of health benefits. Though, the use of gur is mostly restricted to the rural areas of the country, now people living in the urban areas also are demanding high quality gur to be made available for them. Due to increasing awareness and people becoming more and more health conscious, the traditional Indian practices and products are finding a new market. This will enable Gur Makers to establish a great business for themselves in the urban areas and also generate more employment for the skilled workers.

Gur/Jaggery making units

Sugar industry

Cities and towns across India