Karnataka region exported over 12 tons of roses

As the world recently celebrated Valentine’s Day, Karnataka turned out to be the epicenter of love with the state exporting nearly three crore roses weighing over 12 lakh kg to foreign countries, officials said. It is learned that his year the volume of exports has increased as compared to last year. Official sources said that about 2.9 crore rose flowers weighing 12,22,860 kg have been exported to out-of-state and foreign countries by air.

This year the export volume has increased by 108% as per sources. Sources said that out of the total volume of flower exports, two crore rose flowers have been exported to foreign states. This is an increase of 148 percent compared to last year as per sources. Rose flowers are exported from Silicon City to Malaysia, Singapore, Kuwait, Manila (Philippines), and Sharjah (UAE). Locally, the flowers are also sent to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Guwahati and Jaipur.

An official said that India exported 23,597 metric tons of flowers worth Rs 771.41 crore in the financial year 2021-22. In the same year, India produced 2.1 million tonnes of loose flowers and 0.8 million tonnes of cut flowers.

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