The space occupied by private gamers in Maharashtra’s sugar market has grown considerably in the final 10 decades. Of the 164 mills that crushed sugarcane in 2010-11, the number of private mills was forty one, or 25 for every cent. This yr (2019-20), 147 mills have commenced crushing, of which 68 mills (46 for every cent) had been privately owned.
Having said that, this is not a unexpected transformation. Because 2008-09, the number of private gamers has enhanced in a sustained manner and market gamers predict that private mills may possibly take in excess of cooperative sugar mills in the next couple seasons.
Curiously, in accordance to information published by the Maharashtra Sugar Commissioner workplace, a lot more private mills crushed sugarcane than cooperative mills in the drought-inclined zones of Aurangabad, Nanded, Amravati, and Nagpur. In truth, in the Amravati and Nagpur zones, only private mills crushed cane this year.