Sugar output in Maharashtra continues to increase as the mills are active in cane crushing operation. According to the Maharashtra sugar commissioner, Sugar mills in Maharashtra have produced 413.83 lakh quintals of sugar till 26th December 2021 by crushing 431.06 lakh tonnes of sugarcane. Around 188 sugar mills are currently participating in the cane crushing operation in Maharashtra. Solapur division is leading in the state with highest 43 sugar mills engaged in cane crushing operation this season while Kolhapur division is leading in the state in terms of sugar production with a more than 10 percent recovery rate. Sugar recovery rate for Solapur is currently at 8.69 percent and for the entire state (Maharashtra) is at 9.60 percent.