Solapur division is leading in the state with maximum (41) sugar mills operating this season and these mills have produced 53.14 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 62.76 lakh tonne sugarcane with recovery rate of 8.47%.
Shamali district has retained top position for the consecutive third year in the state for the average sugarcane yield. The average yield of the sugarcane crop for the season 2020-21 is 1004.28 quintal per hectare. The sugarcane department released the data in this regard on Tuesday. As per the data, Muzaffarnagar stands second and Meerut at third position.