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Roses from Kolhapur sent across the world

KOLHAPUR: Over a million purple roses grown in nurseries round Kolhapur are catching the eye at florist shops internationally ahead of the Valentine’s Day on Thursday.

Agriculture corporations in the area have taken the lead in exporting the flower to Japan, Australia, Greece, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom and Europe. Even markets in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai are flooded with the blooming buds.

Jaysingpur-based Shrivardhan Biotech, which is round 20km from Kolhapur, has exported over eight lakh mostly purple roses. In addition, round three lakh roses have been provided across the nation.

Ramesh Patil, CEO of Shrivardhan Biotech, told NewsTread that because of the chilly winter this season, the manufacturing of the plant life hampered so much. “We have nonetheless controlled to finish the consignments on time. Due to the limited manufacturing, the demand used to be prime.”

He mentioned that they had received particular demand for consignments of purple roses from 4 international locations — Australia, Britain, Greece and Japan.

Experts mentioned that it prices round Rs 10 for a farmer to cultivate a rose, together with the transportation prices. If the flower sells at Rs 25-50 in the global market, it brings them just right cash.

In Kolhapur city, florists mentioned that they had been getting a lot of demand for free plant life. Streetside florists in Rajarampuri and Mahadwar areas are not easy a worth of Rs 20-50 for a purple rose.

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