November 28, 2022

madurai flower: Madurai flower market will move to its own premises from October 1 | Madurai News

MADURAI: The Madurai Flower Market, which had been operating from temporary premises for two months, will be relocated to its own premises from October 1, after traders approached the Madurai District Administration to relocate the Marlet.
Members of three associations, Madurai Flower Dealers and Commissionaires Association, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Flower Dealers Association and Madurai Wholesale Flower Dealers Welfare Association, met the collector of Dr S Aneesh Sekhar district and performed on Tuesday.
Madurai Flower Dealers and Commissioners Association President AV Prabhakaran said moving the market to a smaller location had badly affected everyone. About 20,000 farmers bring their produce to the market every day, but all have been affected by falling prices due to market changes and tons of wasted flowers.
The market was moved as a Covid precaution after crowds crowded on Adiperukku Day in July this year. Flowers like jasmine, pitchi, sambangi, lotus, arali, vadamalli, rooster crest, kenthi and a variety of leaves including tulsi, vilvam and marikolundu are sold here.
This year, thanks to the good rains, the harvest has been good, Prabhakaran said and added that no less than three tons of each flower hit the market during those two months, but half had to be thrown away, due to low sales. T Shanmugam, a farmer, said they had had a good harvest of jasmine this year, but the market was moved during peak season.
The collector assured to inquire.