Sugar recovery in Maharashtra dips 1% December 1, 2009Posted by Agro-Fundoo in Uncategorized.
December 01, 2009
Sugar recovery in Maharashtra has declined over 1 per cent so far this season on untimely rain during November which hit sucrose content in the matured crop.Sugar recovery in the state declined to 8.9 per cent during the first month of the crushing season this year, as against 10.2 per cent during the same time last year, according to the data compiled by the Maharashtra State Federation of Co-operative Sugar Factories, the apex trade body representing about 175 sugar factories in the state.
As on November 26, 121 mills started crushing, as against 135 mills on the same date last year. These mills have crushed 8.2 million tonnes of sugarcane as on the date under consideration, against 7.16 million tonnes same time last year. Sugar output in Maharashtra is estimated at 4.6-4.7 million tonnes, same as last year, with season’s recovery at 11.5 per cent. The state is estimated to produce 40 million tonnes of sugarcane.