Flower farming in Bangalore

Do you know that Bangalore is also the flower hub in India? Everyone knows that Bangalore is the IT hub of India but very few people are aware of the fact that Bangalore is the largest supplier as well as exporter of fresh cut flowers in India!

 

Flower farming is very popular in Bangalore. There are many reason for it. Some of them are:

  • Good climate suitable for flower farming

  • Availability of local market- KR Flower market

  • Flower Auction Centre in Bangalore- It enables the farmers to get better prices

  • Presence of International Airport- It facilitates export of flowers.

  • Availability of cheap labor from neighbouring states such as Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

  • Government subsidy in setting up of green house for flower cultivation

 

The areas popular in flower farming near Bangalore are- Anekal, Hosur, Dankanikottai, Attibele, Chikkaballapura, Doddaballapura, Sharjapura, etc. All these areas are well connected to the Bangalore city.

 

The flowers produced in the flower farms are consumed in three different ways:

  1. The best quality flowers are sorted in the farm itself and then cooled for 24 to 48 hours in cold rooms present in the farm itself. Then they are exported to countries such as Australia, UK, US, Middle East and the South East Asia.

  2. The second best quality flowers are bought by different flower trading firms in Bangalore. They bring the flowers to Bangalore onn their own vehicles. Then pack them in boxes and dispatch to different cities in India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, etc. They dispatch the flowers suing Indian Railways or by air cargo.

  3. The remaining left over flowers with the flower traders as well as with farmers are taken to the KR Flower market the very next day. They take those flowers early morning and sell them there. In KR Market, local florists from Bangalore and other small and big flower decorators purchase them.

This is a very small and crisp snapshot of how the flower economy in Bangalore works on a large scale as well as on a small scale.

 

Some of the problems faced by flower farmers are listed below:

  • Water shortage in the summer season

  • Lack of good pricing during off season

  • Lack of continous supply of labors

Still the flower industry is booming due to demand from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, US, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, etc

 

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