Pune: Sugar mills from Maharashtra have produced 894.57 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 865.62 lakh tonne sugarcane till March 7. According to the sugarcane commissionerate, a total of 187 sugar mills participated in the cane crushing season 2020-21. The average sugar recovery rate in the state has been recorded at 10.33 per cent.
Till date, 35 sugar mills from the Kolhapur division are operating and two have stopped operations. Maximum sugar mills were operational from the Solapur division and out of the 41 sugar mills from the division, 25 mills have stopped operations.