193 sugar mills engage in crushing operations in Maharashtra

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Sugarcane crushing season in Maharashtra is at its peak with 193 sugar mills participating in the cane crushing operations.

According to the sugar commissionerate, a total of 96 cooperative mills and 97 private mills are operating in Maharashtra this season. The mills have produced 629.82 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 633.77 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 9.94 per cent, till January 20, 2022.

Maximum Sugar mills are operating in Solapur this season. As many as 45 mills from the division have produced 134.96 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 150.56 lakh tonne sugarcane till January 20, 2022.

Kolhapur division is leading in the state with maximum sugar output. The sugar mills in the region have produced 172.29 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 152.21 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 11.32 per cent.

In the Pune division, 29 sugar mills are operating this season. The mills have produced 130.06 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 128.51 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 10.12 per cent.

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