Sangli: Sangli district is likely to witness high sugar output in the current crushing season. Total 15 sugar mills are operating in the district that have produced 48 lakh tonne sugar by crushing 43 lakh tonne sugarcane in last two months. The district has recorded 11.24 per cent sugar recovery rate this season.
The mills are likely to operate for three more months and if it continues to operate with this higher recovery rate, there is a possibility of the district recording the high sugar output this season.
The retreating monsoon resulted in the sugar mills starting operations in the November month this season. The mills faced problems like lack of cane harvesters and demand of hike in cane harvesting rates at the beginning of the crushing season. However, the mills managed the issues and began crushing operations in November.
The mill which was operating in the previous season is also engaged in the ongoing operations, this will add more sugar in the district’s output.