Udupi: Jasmine price rises, stays out of common man's reach


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Udupi, Oct 17: Navaratri festival has begun. There is tremendous demand for jasmine now but the harvest has been woefully short as compared to demand. That is why this flower has hit the roof and has been commanding maximum price fixed for it since a week.

On Friday, the maximum price of Rs 1,250 was fixed at Shankarapura Mallige Katte. But in the market, it was sold at Rs 1,600. As the Bhatkal jasmine supply has not been enough to meet the demand, it is being priced at Rs 1,250 at the Katte and Rs 1,400 outside.

As only 15 percent of jasmine supply is being met now, the people are turning towards Jaaji (jessamine), another variant of jasmine. As such, this flower has also crossed Rs 1,000-mark. It is sold at Rs 850 per Atte at Shankarapura Katte and the outside rate is between Rs 900 and Rs 1,100. Because of heavy rains, jasmine plants are damaged and harvest has steeply fallen. However, Jaaji crops have not suffered much.

  

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    Whenever the price of jasmine went up, I was thinking, why our people do not grow jasmine instead of going out for employment. By the comments of Cynthia, Kirem and Charles, Pangala, I have come to know that growing jasmine is not an ease of life. That means, the saying, "No free meal in this world" is rightly said by our elders.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    Yes Sir, jasmine growers have to go through hardships if they want to earn livelihood through jasmine cultivation.... They have to stay at home... No social life...

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    Middle men are responsible for the price rise . The actual growers of these flowers get only a small percentage of the amount for which it is sold at . Middlemen are a. Curse on society !!!!!

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  • Asif, Suratkal

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Even if i can't afford, I'm happy that few us who chose our mother nature for livelihood got fortunate at this hard time..

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    What is the Unit of Weight or Measurement of its sale?

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady.....one chendu is approximately 600 flowers tied. and one atte is four Chendu's. The rate varies with the demand.

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  • R.L., UDUPI/USA

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    For Jasmine growers it is a jackpot.

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  • Satish, udupi

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    barsa batthd poo apuji marayya... simple supply demand rule

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Villagers must be encouraged to take up mass cultivation, of the exotic jasmine flower crops....There are abundant barren land in Dakshin Kannada district, where only paddy is cultivated during monsoon season... Training and suitable bank loans must be given to those sincerely taking up this lucrative business, which fetches enormous amount of business, especially in the export markets... We in Mumbai have to trek to Matunga, to lay our hands on this incredible flowers, for any family and religious celebrations !!!

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  • juliana, udupi

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Udupi need more flowers during this season for decorating temples as this is a very special festival for the believers.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Cynthi,

    You can grow Jasmine and make a lot of money by selling them ....as you know there is no taxes for agriculture....

    Charles Pangala can supply you Jasmine plants....and I can help in making flower tying machine....

    Win-Win situation for you....

    Trust me Jasmine fragrance is best fragrance in the world ...I ever experienced...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    I agree best time to earn. Plus jasmine smell is the best

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Why there is no price control?? Whether that business comes under Income Tax . ?? They rise the rate according to the Festival. Another Scam I believe.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Lan... Sir, done... If you promise that you will market Kirem grown jasmine in Washington.... I will grow jasmine. There's good demand only during festivals. Work is tough. Those who jasmine plants will have no time for any other work than keep engaged in the jasmine work. Every fifteen days medicine to spray.... to soften the ground around the roots, early morning to spray water on the plants for the dew to clean. People say they can't leave the house and go on vacation.... and so on. Charles, pangla knows this very well. Actually, Lan.. Sir, those who grow jasmine and shed sweat behind it without food till afternoon etc. wont get the money. They will get part of it... .

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.....supplying the Jasmine plants is not a great deal. Taking care of them is !!!!!. In my young age I remember none of the funerals were held before 3 P.M and none of the marriage functions or any functions were started before 2 PM. And the food was served after that. No doubt a family can survive with this Jasmine cultivation comfortably but it is a labourious work. " Sonta bene nanala nenapu undu"

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Cynthi bai, I replied to Langolacharya's comment before reading your reply. But you know the difficulty and I like your point of view.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Yes... I do understand the difficulties of our jasmine plant growers. I have seen in my own eyes when I was visiting my relatives. The difficulties they undergo for the plant to keep healthy, should be properly rewardable .. From dawn to dusk... Even in the evenings they are at their garden to remove the leftover jasmines which if they leave would get worms......"Sonta bene" nenpu bathinda Charles Sir, yenklena konkan kogul...gem of konkani Shriman Wilfys song you listen.... ವಾನಾಂ ಕೊಟ್ಟಾರ್ಚಿಂ ಪಾನಾಂ ಒಮ್ಜೂರ್ಚಿಂ ....ಸಗ್ಳ್ಯಾನಿಂ ನಾಂವ್ ಕಿತೆಂ ಗೆಲಾಂ...ಕಳೆ ಪಾಂಗ್ಳಾಚೆ......konkani legend directly/ indirectly described your efforts in short and properly made known your hard work to the whole world. You will forget your "sonta bene" if you listen that song...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Lan ..sir, just follow this link... She has a beautiful garden in Washington... May be your neighbour can't say... Just find out whether she grows mallige... there in Washington? https://youtu.be/-W-zBhozFfE....

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Cynthi,

    I saw your Youtube video....yes, looks like this Chinese women with her American husband lives in suburbs of Washington, DC...

    We used to grow Tomatoes and Pumpkins before....plants are sold in store called Home Depot....

    Problem here we got lots of Squirrels they eat them before they are ripe...so stopped growing them...Musk Melon, I never grown...I buy them from shop...they are really sweet...

    Many white older men marry foreign younger women( See Trump)...here too...looks like its the case...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Lan... Sir, oh... oh... I am so surprised to know the facts you mentioned here...vast age difference.. So small the wives look... Really amazing... Thanks for the information...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    Cynthi,

    After invention of Viagra and Cialis....men can get married at 90 and have Children at 100....Hmmm...

    Trump married ( 3rd Innings) when he was 60...now at 75 he has youngest son of 14 and Eldest son 50 !!!....Wow....

    KM ???....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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