Crushing operations in Maharashtra is going ahead swiftly with 183 sugar mills engaged in the season till December 9. It includes 92 cooperative mills and 91 private mills. They have produced 268.17 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 289.1 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 9.28 per cent.
Solapur division is leading in the state with maximum (43) sugar mills participating in the cane crushing operations. The mills here have produced 58.57 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 69.96 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 8.37 per cent.
Kolhapur division is leading in the state with the highest recovery of 10.58%. The mills in Kolhapur have so far produced 78.24 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 73.93 lakh tonne sugarcane up to December 9, 2021.