Sugarcane crushing season in Maharashtra is at its peak with around 194 mills participating in the crushing operations. Around 190 sugar mills were operating during the last crushing season in Maharashtra.
According to the sugar commissionerate, the sugar mills (96 from the cooperative sector and 98 from the private sector) till January 23, 2022, produced 657.09 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 659.06 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 9.97 per cent.
Solapur division is leading in the state with maximum sugar mills (45) participating in the cane crushing operations. The mills have produced 140.83 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 156.59 lakh tonne sugarcane up to January 23, 2022.
Kolhapur division is at the top in terms of sugar production in the state. The sugar mills in this division have produced 178.94 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 157.61 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 11.35 per cent.