Pune: Sugarcane crushing season in Maharashtra is in the final phase. According to the report released by the state sugar commissionerate, till 4th April 2021, 42 sugar mills in the Solapur division and 31 sugar mills in the Kolhapur division have stopped cane crushing operations. Total 108 sugar mills have stopped cane crushing operations in the ongoing season.
Kolhapur is leading in cane recovery rate in the state. According to the sugar commissionerate the recovery in Kolhapur district has been recorded at 11.99%. Total 37 sugar mills from Kolhapur took part in the cane crushing operations. Maximum mills operating in the state were 42, from the Solapur division.
Sugar mills in the state have produced 1017.42 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 972.30 lakh tonne cane with a recovery of 10.46%.