Nanded: As the sugarcane crushing season entered the last stage, the sugar mills in the state are closing their crushing operations. According to the state sugar commissionerate, 68 sugar mills have closed operations including 9 from Nanded till March 28.
Total 25 sugar mills in Nanded were operating during this crushing season that have crushed 89.58 lakh tonne of cane and produced 89.31 lakh quintal sugar with 9.97 per cent recovery.
As per the sugar commissionerate, 188 sugar mills have produced 997.12 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 954.91 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery of 10.44 per cent.
Maximum sugar mills that have closed their operations include 33 from Solapur, 17 from Kolhapur, 3 from Pune and 2 each from Ahmednagar, Aurangabad and Amrawati.