Kolkata: The wholesale flower market of Kolkata is seeing a high number of visitors ahead of this years kali puja. Aa result, prices for the different variety of flowers available have gone sky-high. The price of flowers, may be going through the roof, but it has done very little to dampen the festive fervour.
All flowers were sold at a high price at Mallickghat Flower marker. From the Ariadaha of North 24 Parganas, Arup Das came here to buy flowers. According to him, the lotus can usually be found at Rs 4-5. But now he bought lotus at Rs 12.
However, it is known to be very low prices. Because, somewhere, 100 pices lotus at Rs 2000 rupees. That means a single lotus will cost worth Rs 20.
Another trader said, the sale of Hibiscus rose flower is on high demand. The flower is being sold at Rs 120 in bundle rates. There are 200 pices of flowers in one bundle.