Maharashtra: Sugar mills in Khandesh face sugarcane shortage

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Jalgaon: Sugar mills from Jalgaon and Nandurbar districts of Khandesh are suffering from sugarcane scarcity, which has impacted their crushing operations. According to reports, due to lack of sugarcane, mills are purchasing cane from Madhya Pradesh.

Three sugar mills from Nandurbar including two cooperatives and one private mill have crushed 4,39,356 metric tonnes of sugarcane and produced around 4,16,577 quintal of sugar with a recovery rate of 9.48 per cent till January 17. Only one sugar mill from Jalgaon district has participated in this season and crushed 1,00,990 metric tonnes of sugarcane and has produced 99,140 quintal of sugar with the recovery rate of 9.82 per cent. This has impacted the sugarcane sector in the region. Not a single sugar mill from Dhule has started operations this season, due to sugarcane scarcity.

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