Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol : 11 - Issue : 4 ; 731-738 Gousiya Begum and Srinivas Munjam Department of Microbiology, Kakatiya University, Warangal - 506 009, Telangana, India Abstract The request for enzymes in the global market is expected to rise at a fast pace in recent years. With this regard, there has been a great increase in industrial applications of pectinase owing to their significant biotechnological uses. This study was undertaken with main objectives of meeting the growing industrial demands of pectinase, by improving the yield without increasing the cost of production. In addition, this research highlights the underestimated potential of agroindustrial residues for the production of biotechnologically important products. In this study, the maximum pectinase production was attained by using wheat bran, among the tested agro residues. These studies deals with to produce pectinases enzyme using A. niger in SmF. Agroindustrial residues used as pectin sources were wheat bran, citrus peel, sugarcane bagasse, rice husk, potato peel and orange peel. Best pectinolytic activity based on the diameter of clear hydrolyzed zones on the pectin agar media plates was obtained with A. niger. The strains of A. niger have good prospect for pectinase production. Wheat bran is a good low-cost fermentation substrate for pectinase production by the investigated fungus. The increased level in the production of pectinases was noticed when the agrowastes were supplemented with additional metal ions was more effective in submerged fermentation.