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Udupi: Shankarpura Jasmine gets national recognition


Udupi: Shankarpura Jasmine gets national recognition

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Jun 17: Jasmine flower has a unique fragrance that attracts all and sundry towards it. Jasmine crop, which happens to be a major commercial crop of the region, has now won national identity and honour for itself.

The department of horticulture had, sometime back, requested the union government to extend national identity to jasmine grown in Shankarpura region. The jasmines grown here had obtained geographical induction certificate about two years ago. The central government has accepted this recommendation. It is hoped that this recognition will help the farmers to market the flowers grown by them even in foreign countries and thereby get good prices.

As per an estimate, over 25,000 farmers from the district are growing this crop. Jasmine from Shankarpura is used prominently in almost all auspicious functions across coastal Karnataka including temples. A farmer, Andrew Lobo, expressed happiness at this rare honour. In general, jasmine farmers have expressed the opinion that they would be able to reap benefits of this accreditation only when arrangements are made for directly exporting the crop to foreign destinations.

President of Jasmine Cultivators Association, Ramakrishna Sharma Bantakal, while expressing elation at the national honour bestowed on the flower, said that this will act like a patent for these flowers, and that this in effect, has bestowed the right to grow jasmine to coastal farmers.

At present, jasmine growers are facing a predicament in the form of crashed prices because of ‘poverty amidst plenty’ phenomenon. Although jasmine is grown in abundance, rates generally plummet during rainy season because of absence of auspicious functions.


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  • Saima khan, guntur

    Thu, Mar 20 2014

    Sir
    Congratulations to all Shankerapura people.I would like to know anybody who have manufactured jasmine flower garland making machine in india ,if yes please send me detail
    Thanks

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  • Kateel flowers LLC, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Jul 21 2013

    First time in the history of gulf the world famous ooruda "Mallige"to ur door step in Dubai, Pls call 00971-55-7913222 .

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  • Dr Kiran VSA, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 18 2013

    Finally some recognition for Jasmine and its growers from the coastal region. Well deserved.

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  • Della Rego, Mangalore, Qatar

    Tue, Jun 18 2013

    Oh! congratulations to jasmines and for all the people who produces these wonderful tiny flowers loaded with unique fragrance. In Gulf we do get dundu mallige very often, but never seen these mallige anywhere in abroad. Wishing all the best to all the producers of this flower. May these flowers spread their fragrance around the world more and more. I like these jasmine very much.

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 18 2013

    Dear Joseph Peris,
    Pl contact my uncle Albert Castelino
    on 08202559036 or my cousin Denzil
    on mob9980124224.


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  • prashanth, shankarpura

    Tue, Jun 18 2013

    congratulation

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 18 2013

    Congratulation to the growers of Jasmine in Shankarpura for getting the National Recogniton to the Jasmine being the award for the hardworking committed growers.The state government has to look after the feasibility of export market to stabilise the price and returns to the growers.Hope,the government take neccessary steps to increase the yield and stabilse the demand.Thanq.

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  • antony, udupi

    Tue, Jun 18 2013

    Never late than never.
    "MALLIGE" was our livelyhood for years . It used to get us our daily necessities and Im sure to many of us. Such an honour to our source of living of many citizens thru a lot of hard work and dedication needs a high five. God bless.

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  • Cyril Martis, Pangla/Ottawa/Canada

    Tue, Jun 18 2013

    Congratulations to all Pangla People. As Maurice D'Mello has quoted in an article "The present variety of jasmine was first brought to the community by Bostyaum Mendos(Sebestian Mendonsa) from Bhatkal". His son Pascal Mendonca was a jasmine flower merchant then. I was told then Rev. Basil Theodore Salvador Peres, parish priest of Pangla who became Bishop of Mangalore in 1952 was intruemental in bringing these plants to Pangla.

    My grandfather Casmir Mendonca, his son Salvadore Mendonca and later grandson Andrew Mendonca were jasmine flower merchants in Pangla. These flowers were first shipped from Mangalore to Bombay by Indian Airlines in early 1960's It has, and continues to provide a decent livelihood to many people of Pangla and neighbouring villages. Hopefully soon, there will be a "Jasmine Perfume" available.

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  • Joseph Peris, Mangalore.

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Can anybody help me providing the contact details of the Jasmine producers or exporters in Panagala or other places - to export this Jasmine flowers to Middle east countries where there is great demand. We are very much interested to import this jasmine flowers to dubai since the opening of the International cargo services in Bajpe/Mangalore.

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  • gabrial dsouza, kunjagudde pilar/sharjah

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Congratulations to all mangalore people.thier hard work was given reward to them. jasmines are grown in shankerpura, pangala, bantakal, belle, pamboor, shirva, pilar and kunjagudde area, belman, mudarangadi,palli, pernal and jantra, sooda. now they grow more then shankerapura. mangalore mallige is one name. i feel 1200 rs is average cost per atte is fair t cover up the cultivation cost.dont make costly, so everyone can buy, give and worship god.all the credit goes to the pangala people who started this kale, mogra.

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  • gabrial dsouza, kunjagudde pilar/sharjah

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    cong. to all mangalore people.thier hard work was given reward to them. jasmines are grown in shankerpura, pangala, bantakal, belle, pamboor, shirva, pilar and kunjagudde area, belman, mudarangadi,palli, pernal and jantra, sooda. now they grow more then shankerapura. mangalore mallige is one name. i feel 1200 rs is average cost per atte is fair t cover up the cultivation cost.dont make costly, so everyone can buy, give and worship god.all the credit goes to the pangala people who started this kale, mogra.

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Dear Fredrick,
    The price is determined according to supply & demand.Next time when U go on holidays, please contact my Uncle Albert Castelino in Pangala, & he will pleased to explain as to how the pricing system work.
    Regards
    Jacob Mendonsa
    Pangala
    Ditta Barboza
    Pernal

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  • Rayan Mathias, Shankerpura

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    its really really great to hear that our jasmines are nationally recognized,
    i was siting and informing my grandma....that our jasmines are great no doubt we have achieved it after a long time....

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  • Alphonse Mendonsa, Pangla

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Congrats to all my dear Pangalites for getting recognition to our Jasmines. National honour is something unique and all pangalites deserve it. Our forefathers have been cultivating these flowers from over a century and we all are part of it. This national accredition will I hope benefit our people by getting good price and also hopefully news methods to preserve it for a longer period. Good Luck to all my Pangala fellow men as we all were and are involved in this trade since our childhood working very hard every day of the year.

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  • Robin, Belman

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    As per my knowledge our family is involved with Jasmines from last 80 years. And tying Jasmines by machine is not at all possible because it has to tie by putting double node. It is better to market the Jasmine to Mumbai- Dubai region will encourage the Jasmine growers to get more than Rs.2000 per Atte (for 4 chendu).

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  • Richard, Shirva/Sharjah

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    @Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC..your idea may work in USA not in India..i think u r not aware of condition in India as your name looks fabricated too, genuine name with genuine comments pl ?

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Richard,

    Cold storage is supported by captive generator so power fluctuations dont effect.

    Rest of your comments are too silly for me to comment...


    Have you ever seen a cold storage and how flowers and fruits are stored in your life?

    Cold storage is not Marina Bar my friend....

    Have a good day.

    By the by I ticked agree for your comment before filling this reminder...

    Jai Hooooooooooooo

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  • Richard, Shirva/Sharjah

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    native place is confirmed by Langoolacharya as 'belman' to nearest known landmark 'Marina bar' for everybodies knowledge..jai ho Mallige

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Richard,

    My advise to you and people like you is this.

    If you dont know about subject mentioned,,, please dont comment.

    Dont comment for heck of it.

    What is the purpose of your comment here?

    Other than exibiting your lack of knowledge in public domain???

    There are lots of cold storages in gulf countries including Sharjah,go and see one for yourself how flowers and fruits are stored there then lets have a debate in this forum.

    Jai Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Our pretending secular politicians should learn from Mallige trade that all most all religion people are involed in from cultivation of the crop till making it to reach all most all temples/Churches etc., thus displaying a classic example of true secular spirit.But no tum tuming!
    I sincerely hope that none will 'disagree'with me.If at all,it is only because of my 'name'as pointed out by Dear Langoolacharya from USA,recently in these columns.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, BEJAI

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Good news from shankarapura. I think the rates may go up for Jasmine.Now the time has come that Horticulture dept must try to grow Shankarapura type Jasmine in different places in Karnataka.

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  • Reshma Lobo, Kuwait

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Jasmine flowers are one of my favourite specially its fragrance even for hours it will not fade and I am elated to know that it has got national identity and honour.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    First step towards taxing the 'aromatic revenue'?

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    All fruits and flowers if maintained in a specific temperature and humidity will remain in same condition(fresh) for long time.

    If they cant invent a machine to tie these floweres they can definitely make a cold storage for these flower buds with specific temperatutre and humidity so these buds remain buds for long time so they could be manually tied during lean season.

    I have seen many flowers kept in cold storage with specific temperature and humidity which remain fresh for months...

    This may also prevent too much fluctuations in prices in market due to marriage and festival seasons etc.

    Jai Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    I agree with Langoolacharya....may be a specific temparature and humidity control will preserve jasmine flowers. We have tried keeping it inside fridge and we have noticed that those flowers will rot faster when taken out. May be a experiment with different temperatures and different humidity conditions or air tight containers should work.

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Charles D'Mello, Pangala,

    Remember each fruit and flower has a specific preserving temperature and humidity.

    What is good for Jasmine might not work for some other flower.

    And you cannot control humidity in a fridge.

    Try to find this temp and humidity for Jasmine and trust me you could preserve it for months.

    If you need any more specifics please contact my mentor and Professor, Richard from University Of Marina Shirva.

    Jai Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Anand, karkala/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    MALLIGEDA DHARMODU
    BAAREDA BALLGLA KAAS
    ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆದ ಧರ್ಮೋದು
    ಬಾರೆದ ಬಲ್ ಕಲ ಕ್ರಯ

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    At last 'Mallige' reach to Thirty Three Crores..God and Goddesses.
    Without which no place for 'recognition'.

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  • Eric Anita D'sa, Pangla,Riyadh

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    YEllara Manasageddha
    Numma Mallighe..!
    Bannha Thumbu
    Numma Halheya Kanasighe.
    Bhaadadiru,Bhalaladiru...
    Bisilha Bhavanhege !
    Swartharahitha,Arthagichu
    Baradu Badhukighe.

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  • Fredrick Correa, Pernal/Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Congratulations to the people of Pangala. It was the Pangalites who started it and others just watched them for some years. Then it spread like wild fire. Now, it is grown by the poor, the rich, the retired. Thank you Pangalites for starting this business. This business has ensured that people can now live a decent life. Even those who do not have their own land, help others in plucking and tying them and thus sustain themselves. I still do not understand the secret/mystery of fixing the price of these flowers on a daily basis!

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  • Deepak, Paladka

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Lot of credit should go to the people who cultivates Jasmine flowers. There is a lot of hard work involved. Congrats PANGALITES.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    It is all because of ........ No prizes for guessing the right answer.

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  • Ambrose D Mello, Pangala / Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Good news. May the fragrance of Mallige reach far and wide and our beloved place grow economically stronger.

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  • Flora Dsouza, Kalmady (Jerimeri-Mumbai)

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    GOOD NEWS!!! MALLIGE YOU ARE ROCKING WORLDWIDE...

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Congratulations to all my Shankerapura people.

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  • Richard, Shirva/Sharjah

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    yes, it is correct, 'As per an estimate, over 25,000 farmers from the district are growing this crop' since farmers are not getting suitable returns for their crops & they had to desperately surrender paddy fields for commercial crops!.
    bad luck is government not supports farmers for traditional crops for survival of nature & rewards commercial crops yields fast & deteriorate health fast too ...somewhere these developments are not healthy!!
    only election agenda but reality no body supports poor farmers pain!!!

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Middlemen,selling agents are making good profit by selling mallige flowers that real growers.Some NGO.SHGs should think about forming a Mallige Marketing Federation on the line of Karnatala Milk Marketting Federation to get rid of these middlemen exploiting mallige growers.

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  • Ismail Shaikh, Moodbidri/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Jasmine flower shining and its fragrance emanates all over coastal Karnataka whilst LOTUS is wilted

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Good news for Jasmine growers for it is daily bread to so many!
    When Beedi works can get recognition, why not Jasmine flower growers,for the flowers are used in Places of worship, in Celebrations and in perfumes.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Congratulations Pangalites on this National recognition. I do not know how it will help the growers, but agents and merchants may gain. Regarding export, it has been exported all over since my childhood (40 to 50 years) and not a new thing to happen. Anyway good to be recognised at National level.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Great news. Congratulations jasmine growers !

    We saw many inventions - tiller to replace farm animals, grinders to reduce cooking time, automatic saws to reduce wood-cutting, etc. Why can't our imagination invent a machine to tie these delicate flower-buds ?

    I have seen buds being thrown out because there were not enough hands to tie them. Because if they are not sent out within specified time, there will be no takers.

    Please encourage/support budding young scientists in this direction.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    Lydia Lobo, Kadri...Your Idea of inventing a machine will definitely ease the job of many growers. May be flowers being delicate and of varried sizes, it was not possible to design a machine so far..!!!??

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