Sugar production reaches 356 lakh quintals in Maharashtra

Maharashtra, one of India’s prominent states, is witnessing a decline in sugar production compared to the previous season. As of December 28, 2023, the state has experienced a reduction of 90.39 lakh quintals in sugar production.

According to data from the Sugar Commissioner’s office, a total of 195 sugar mills in Maharashtra have commenced crushing operations for the 2023-24 season until December 28, 2023. This includes 96 cooperative and 99 private mills, with a cumulative crushing of 402.84 lakh metric tons of sugarcane. The state has produced approximately 35.61 lakh tons (356.18 lakh quintals) of sugar so far, with an average sugar recovery rate of 8.84 percent.

In comparison, during the same period last season, 201 sugar mills were operational, crushing 478.94 lakh tons of sugarcane, resulting in a sugar production of 446.57 lakh quintals.

Solapur division leads in sugar production in Maharashtra, with 47 sugar mills initiating crushing sessions. As of December 28, 2023, Solapur division has crushed 87.06 lakh tons of sugarcane, yielding 70.71 lakh quintals of sugar, with a sugar recovery rate of 8.12 percent.

Conversely, the Amravati division has the lowest sugar production in the state, with only 2 sugar mills commencing crushing operations.


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