November 28, 2022

MGR Thovalai Flower Market in Full Bloom During Onam Season – The New Indian Express

Express press service

KANNIYAKUMARI: The sale of flowers at MGR Thovalai market has increased twice as much as normal due to Onam festivities and the easing of Covid restrictions in Kerala. The market, located on the trunk roads between Aralvaimozhi and Nagercoil in Kanniyakumari, is known for its ever-blooming flower markets and farms located in and around the area.

The variety of flowers on display attract residents not only from Tamil Nadu but also from the border districts of Kerala. Vendors say the reason for the wide variety is due to the arrival of flowers from different markets such as Salem, Hosur, Dharmapuri and Rayakottai.

“Every year we pin our hopes on Kerala during the Onam season. flowers have more than doubled, compared to pre-Covid levels. We are sending 40-50 tons of flowers a day from the first day of Onam. The day before, business peaked with the sale of around 500 tons” , said a seller, S Krishna Kumar.

T Thiruvazhi Pillai echoed those sentiments, saying farmers and vendors were delighted with the sales. “The demand was very high for yellow kenthi and orange kenthi flowers. Each flower was sold at Rs 100 per kg. White Pitchi flower was sold at Rs 1,800 per kg and Malli flower at Rs 3,500 per kg. kg,” he said.

KANNIYAKUMARI: The sale of flowers at MGR Thovalai market has increased twice as much as normal due to Onam festivities and the easing of Covid restrictions in Kerala. The market, located on the trunk roads between Aralvaimozhi and Nagercoil in Kanniyakumari, is known for its ever-blooming flower markets and farms located in and around the area. The variety of flowers on display attract residents not only from Tamil Nadu but also from the border districts of Kerala. Vendors say the reason for the wide variety is due to the arrival of flowers from different markets such as Salem, Hosur, Dharmapuri and Rayakottai. “Every year we pin our hopes on Kerala during the Onam season. flowers have more than doubled, compared to pre-Covid levels. We are sending 40-50 tons of flowers a day from the first day of Onam. The day before, business peaked with the sale of around 500 tons” , said one vendor, S Krishna Kumar T Thiruvazhi Pillai echoed those sentiments, saying farmers and vendors were delighted with the sales, “The demand was very high for yellow kenthi and orange kenthi flowers. Each flower was sold at Rs 100 per kg. White Pitchi flower was sold at Rs 1,800 per kg and Malli flower at Rs 3,500 per kg,” he said.