Sugar recovery in Maharashtra increases marginally compared to previous season

Only nine sugar mills in Maharashtra have stopped crushing operations so far in the current season, compared to 48 mills during same period in the previous season, data from the Sugar Commissionerate showed.

Sugar recovery has also seen a marginal increase this season, at 10.01% as of February 26, 2024, compared to 9.91% last year.

Of the 207 sugar mills that participated in the crushing this season, including 103 cooperative and 104 private mills, 894.19 lakh tonnes of sugarcane have been crushed so far, and 895.08 lakh quintals (88.95 lakh tonnes) of sugar produced.

In comparison, 211 mills had crushed 959.23 lakh tonnes of sugarcane and produced 950.45 lakh quintals of sugar in the previous season.

The mills that have closed crushing operations this season include one each in Kolhapur, Solapur, Pune, Nanded, and Ahmednagar, and four mills in Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar divisions.


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