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SISMA-TN is a non Government, not for profit, industry led and industry managed Institution. It is registered as a Society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 (Tamil Nadu Act 27 of 1975) in 1981.

Sugar Mills with technological prowess have since been turning Sugar Complexes. Concurrently the role of SISMA-TN has expanded to cover Sugar, Cogeneration and Ethanol.

Tamil Nadu Distilleries Association formed in 1982 and initially functioning independently got merged with SISMA-TN in 1998 and has become an integral part thereof.

SISMA-TN works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of sugar industry in the State. It endeavours to protect and advance the collective interest of all the stakeholders of sugar industry. It believes in playing a strategic and balanced role for optimal and long term results.

SISMA-TN functions in effective coordination with SISMA-Main. SISMA-Karnataka and SISMA-Andhra Pradesh are the other regional associations attached to SISMA-Main. Besides SISMA-TN is affiliated to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) at the national level.

SISMA-TN plays a proactive role to catalyse desired policy changes, enhance efficiency, revitalize industry competitiveness and expand business opportunities for the sugar industry in Tamil Nadu.
 
Past Presidents
 
   Name    Company    Year
Dr. P. Maruthai Pillai

M/s. Aruna Sugars & Enterprises Ltd.

1969 - 1972

Dr N Mahalingam

M/s. Sakthi Sugars Ltd.

1972 - 1974

Sri V.S. Tyagaraja Mudaliar

M/s. Thiru Arooran Sugars Ltd.

1974 - 1976

Sri H.C. Kothari

M/s. Kothari Sugars & Chemicals Ltd.

1976 - 1978

Sri K.V. Ramakrishnan

M/s. EID Parry (India) Ltd.

1978 - 1979

Sri S.N. Lal

M/s. Deccan Sugars & Abkhari Co. Ltd.

1979

Dr N. Mahalingam

M/s. Sakthi Sugars Ltd.

1979 - 1981

Sri A.C. Muthiah

M/s. South India Sugars Ltd.

1981 - 1983

Sri H. Bhargava

M/s. EID Parry (India) Ltd.

1983 - 1985

Sri Ram V. Tyagarajan

M/s. Thiru Arooran Sugars Ltd.

1985 - 1987

Dr. S.V.Balasubramaniam

M/s. Bannari Amman Sugars Ltd.

1987 - 1989

Sri B.H. Kothari

M/s. Kothari Sugars & Chemicals Ltd.

1989 - 1991

Sri M.Sivaram

M/s. Aruna Sugars & Enterprises Ltd.

1991 - 1993

Sri M.Manickam

M/s. Sakthi Sugars Ltd.

1993 - 1995

Mrs.Rajshree Pathy

M/s. Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals Ltd.

1995 - 1997

Sri P.Rama Babu

M/s. EID Parry (India) Ltd

1997 - 2000

Sri S.V.Balasubramaniam

M/s. Bannari Amman Sugars Ltd.

2000 - 2002

Dr. Palani G. Periasamy

M/s. Dharani Sugars & Chemicals Ltd.

2002 - 2003

Sri G. Rajagopal

M/s. Ponni Sugars (Erode) Ltd.

2003 - 2005

Sri M.Manickam

M/s. Sakthi Sugars Ltd.

2005 - 2007

Mrs.Rajshree Pathy

M/s. Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals Ltd.

2007 - 2009

Mr. N. Ramanathan

M/s. Ponni Sugars (Erode) Ltd.

2009 - 2011

Dr. M. Manickam

M/s. Sakthi Sugars Ltd

2011 - 2013

Dr. Palani G. Periasamy

M/s. Dharani Sugars and Chemicals Ltd

2014


Organisation

SISMA-TN is headed by President who is supported by Vice President. The President and Vice President are elected by members to hold office for two consecutive terms. Senior members from industry are drawn by rotation to head these positions.

SISMA-TN has a full-time Secretary assisted by a small Secretariat.

SISMA-TN functions from its own premises that was acquired in 1990. The Committee meetings are periodically held to discuss industry-wide issues and share knowledge and information among members.