Season 2023-24: Sugar production in Maharashtra nears 104 lakh tonnes; 82 mills end operations

Pune: The sugarcane crushing season is in its final phase in Maharashtra, with 82 sugar mills having concluded operations till March 21, compared to 163 mills during the same period in the previous season, according to data from the Sugar Commissionerate. Sugar production in the state has reached around 104 lakh tonnes, slightly lower compared to the previous season during the same period.

Of the 207 sugar mills that participated in crushing this season, including 103 cooperative and 104 private mills, a total of 1022.35 lakh tonnes of sugarcane have been crushed so far, resulting in the production of 1039.87 lakh quintals (103.98 lakh tonnes) of sugar.

In comparison, 211 mills had crushed 1043.57 lakh tonnes of sugarcane and produced 1040.36 lakh quintals (104.03 lakh tonnes) of sugar in the previous season during the same period.

Sugar recovery has also witnessed a marginal increase this season, standing at 10.17 per cent as of March 21, compared to 9.97 per cent last year.

So far, 15 sugar mills in the Kolhapur region, 29 in the Solapur region, nine in the Pune region, eight in the Ahmednagar region, 11 in the Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar region, nine in the Nanded region, and one in the Amarawati region have concluded their crushing seasons.


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