To reduce the wastage of flowers, traders at Koyambedu wholesale market were forced to sell flowers at lower prices. Despite this, they fear that there will be several kilos of flowers leftover.
With Aadi month and temple festivals coming to an end, it had affected the brisk business of flowers at the market. The rates have drastically decreased, which led to poor sales in the market.
“Earlier, we used to dump tonnes of flowers every day due to lack of sales in the market. It has been a loss for both traders and farmers post-pandemic. During festivals or marriage season, there’d be a brisk sale. If not, it will be thrown away,” said S Mookandi, secretary, Koyambedu Flower Merchants Association.
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