Pune: Sugarcane crushing season in Maharashtra is in the final phase and sugar mills from Kolhapur, Nanded and Solapur division have already closed their crushing operations. Now, mills in Pune region too ended the sugar season. Out of 190 sugar mills from Maharashtra that took part in the cane crushing operations, 184 have closed their operations till May 11.
In the Pune division, 31 sugar mills took part in the cane crushing operations in the ongoing crushing season. These mills have produced 252.70 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 230.55 lakh tonne sugarcane with recovery rate of 10.96 per cent.
According to the sugar commissionerate, till May 11, the sugar mills in the state have produced 1061.18 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 1011.31 lakh tonne cane with a recovery rate of 10.49 per cent.