Season 2023-24: Sugar production nears 103 lakh tonnes; 73 mills end operations

Pune: The sugarcane crushing season is in its final phase in Maharashtra, with 73 sugar mills having concluded operations till March 18, compared to 148 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 10.16 per cent as of March 18, 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 1012.69 lakh tonnes of sugarcane have been crushed so far, resulting in the production of 1028.45 lakh quintals (102.84 lakh tonnes) of sugar.

In comparison, 211 mills had crushed 1036.39 lakh tonnes of sugarcane and produced 1038.41 lakh quintals (103.45 lakh tonnes) of sugar in the previous season during the same period.

Sugar mills close region wise in Maharashtra:
Kolhapur region: 12
Pune region: 7
Solapur region: 27
Ahmednagar region: 7
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar region: 11
Nanded region: 8
Amravati region: 1
Nagpur region: 0


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