Pune: As the sugarcane crushing season is nearing an end the mills are closing their operations. According to the sugar commissionerate, as many as 35 sugar mills in the Kolhapur district have closed their operations. All the 42 sugar mills from Solapur that took part in cane crushing operations have stopped crushing for this season. Total 118 sugar mills in the state have closed their operations as of now.
Kolhapur is leading in the cane recovery with 12%. The recovery rate in Maharashtra is 10.47%. According to the sugar commissionerate the mills from Kolhapur have recorded a recovery of 12.00%. Total 37 sugar mills were operating in the Kolhapur district.