Pune: As the sugarcane crushing season is in the final phase, the sugar mills are closing their operations. All sugar mills in Solapur and Kolhapur region have ended their operations. According to the sugar commissionerate total 167 sugar mills in the state have closed their operations till April 28.
In the Pune division total 31 sugar mills participated in the ongoing season and till date, 27 mills have closed their operations. The mills from the division have produced 251 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 229.34 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 10.94 per cent.
This season a total of 190 sugar mills took part in the cane crushing operations and produced 1055.59 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 1006.57 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 10.49 per cent.