M'luru/Udupi: Shankarapura Jasmine finds few takers, touches a high of Rs 2,200/atte

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi

Mangaluru/Udupi, Aug 3: The Shankarapura jasmine grown in the village of the same name of Udupi district has touched a record high of Rs 2,200 per atte (a measure) this year.

The flower which is normally sold for Rs 600 per atte during the festive times with an average yield is seeing a high demand and a low supply situation this year.

The Shankarapura Jasmine which was accorded the geographical indication status in 2008 remained steady at Rs 2,200 this morning whereas the Bhatkal mallige, another fragrant variant crashed to Rs 1,000 from Rs 1,600 by afternoon according to a wholesale merchant.

Shankarapura Jasmine had fetched a price of Rs 1,950 per atte last year which had few takers.

Local wholesale flower merchants source their Chrysanthemum and Marigold flowers from Chitradurga, Hassan, Mysuru and Tumakuru depending on demand and supply situation.

For instance, marigold flowers are not cheap as they are priced at Rs 1,500 per kuchchu (measure equalling 70-80 feet) against a normal price of Rs 300.

The high prices of flowers indicate that growers numbering about 10,000 families extending from Kasaragod to Uttara Kannada have been hit due to untimely rains that have damaged the plants. But, the maximum numbers of 8,000 families are in Udupi district.

The Shankarapura Jasmine enjoys a good demand in Mangaluru and Mumbai and people of the coastal region are in love with the flower and use it for auspicious occasions.

The Jasmine flower is sold between Rs 80 and Rs 100 during off season and it goes down to as low as Rs 40 during transport strikes.


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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    ಹೂ ಆದ ಹೂಆ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಸಂಪಿಗೆ ಸೇವಂತಿ ಗೆ ಹೂ ಆದ ಹೂಆ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ. ಒಬ್ಬನಿಗೆ ಕೈಯ ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ, ಒಬ್ಬನಿಗೆ ಲಾತ್ ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ ಯಾರಿಗೆ ತೊಟ್ಟೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ ಮಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ?

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    ಫ್ಲಾ....ವಿಗೆ ತೊಟ್ಟೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟೆನಲ್ಲ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ.....ಹೂವಾದ ಹೂವ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ........ಪರ್ಪರಾ ತೊಟ್ಟೆ.....?🤣🤣🤣🤣...Actually, i forgot this double meaning baila song. You reminded me....thanks re....i will challenge anywhere with anyone you are not 70....100 percent...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    The violent fluctuations in the rates of jasmines is worst than the fluctuations in our stock markets; it's a very bad thing to happen for all involved in the business!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Aug 03 2022

    public should stop buying when rates are high...then these greedy flower sellers will have to throw them

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Greedy middlemen who manipulate the prices by taking advantage of the gullible public should be taught a lesson by people from refraining to buy whenever the rates are jacked up!!

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  • Anil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    It is the middle men who push up the prices , people should stop buying these flowers when the prices are inflated unnecessarily.

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