With the arrival of the Ganesh festival, the demand for natural flowers, especially the pooja flowers are witnessing heavy demand, resulting in prices shooting up. With the phenomenal rise in demand for flowers, prices are swelling, and in some cases, they have doubled as compared to a few days ago. The prices of flowers like marigold (Zendu), which are generally used in pooja, has increased remarkably, said Jaywant Rannaware, President of Mahatma Fule Pushpa Utpadak Sangh, while speaking to The Hitavada. Rannaware further said that on account of the festive season, the Netaji wholesale flower market situated at Sitabuldi has suddenly come alive and is swarming with people, especially during morning hours.
“This is the usual trend and happens every year during the festive season, and this year is no exception,” he said. Flower vendors are optimistic that this year’s festive season will be better than the previous one. The flower prices in the wholesale market: Marigold (Zendu) is being quoted at Rs 50 per kg to Rs 70 per kg, as compared to a few days ago at Rs 40 to Rs 50 kg, and Marigold small is being quoted at Rs 40 per kg to Rs 70 per kg, as compared to a few days ago at Rs 30 to Rs 50 kg. Similarly, Shevanti is being quoted at Rs 120 kg, as compared to a few days ago at Rs 40 kg. The Tuberose (Nishigandha) is being quoted at Rs 700 kg to Rs 800 kg, as compared to Rs 200 kg to Rs 250 kg a few days ago.
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