Sugarcane crushing in Maharashtra is midway and the majority of mills are performing well in operations activities. As many as 189 sugar mills including 95 cooperative mills and 94 private mills have participated in the season as of December 28, 2021. These mills have produced 431.61 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 447.88 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 9.64 per cent.
Total 28 sugar mills including 16 cooperative mills and 13 private mills are operating in the Pune division and they have produced 90.8 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 92.03 lakh tonne sugarcane. Sugar recovery in Pune is close to 10 per cent. Mills here so far achieved 9.87 per cent sugar recovery.
All the 44 sugar mills from Solapur region have produced 93.66 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 107.36 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 8.72 per cent.
In the Kolhapur division, sugar mills have produced 119.26 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 108.96 lakh tonne sugarcane with a recovery rate of 10.95 per cent.