Maharashtra: Sugar recovery in Kolhapur region crosses 11.50 percent

Kolhapur: The Kolhapur region has emerged as the frontrunner in sugar production and recovery in the state of Maharashtra, surpassing 11.50 per cent sugar recovery.

As of March 25, 2024, the Kolhapur region has produced 270.87 lakh quintals (27.08 lakh tonnes) of sugar in the 2023-24 season. This is based on the crushing of 235.35 lakh tonnes of sugarcane, resulting in a sugar recovery rate of 11.51 per cent.

A total of 40 sugar mills participated in the crushing season in the Kolhapur region, including 26 cooperative and 14 private mills. So far, 19 sugar mills in the region have closed their operations.

On a state-wide level, 207 sugar mills participated in the crushing season, comprising 103 cooperative and 104 private mills. A total of 1032.9 lakh tonnes of sugarcane have been crushed so far. As of March 25, 2024, the state has produced 1052.94 lakh quintals (105.29 lakh tonnes) of sugar.

In addition to Kolhapur, sugar mills in other regions of Maharashtra have also closed their crushing operations for the season. These include 33 mills in the Solapur region, 12 in the Pune region, 10 in the Ahmednagar region, 11 in the Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar region, 18 in the Nanded region, and 3 in the Amravati region.


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