Pune: Sugarcane crushing for the ongoing season is at the final phase in the state whereas sugar mills in the Kolhapur division have ended the operations. Sugar mills from the Kolhapur region have produced 277.25 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 230.91 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 12.01%.
Along with Kolhapur, sugar mills in the Solapur division too have concluded the season.
As per the data published by the sugar commissionerate total of 188 sugar mills participated in the cane crushing operations and have produced 1041.54 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 993.74 lakh tonne sugarcane till April 15 with a recovery rate of 10.48%. 140 sugar mills have closed their operations which include 43 from Solapur and 37 from Kolhapur.