Season 2023-24: Sugar production in Maharashtra crosses 102 lakh tonnes; 67 mills end operations

Pune: The sugarcane crushing season is in its final phase in Maharashtra, with 67 sugar mills having concluded operations till March 17, compared to 143 mills during the same period in the previous season, according to data from the Sugar Commissionerate.

Sugar recovery has also witnessed a marginal increase this season, standing at 10.15 per cent as of March 17, compared to 9.96 per cent last year.

Of the 207 sugar mills that participated in crushing this season, including 103 cooperative and 104 private mills, a total of 1009.4 lakh tonnes of sugarcane have been crushed so far, resulting in the production of 1024.62 lakh quintals (102.46 lakh tonnes) of sugar.

In comparison, 211 mills had crushed 1036.39 lakh tonnes of sugarcane and produced 1032.3 lakh quintals (103.23 lakh tonnes) of sugar in the previous season during the same period.

So far, Seven sugar mills in the Kolhapur region, 26 in the Solapur region, seven in the Pune region, seven in the Ahmednagar region, 11 in the Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar region, and eight in the Nanded region have concluded their crushing seasons.


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