Telangana stir causes flower business in region suffer

Written by: Pti
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Rajahmundry (AP), Sept 28: Due to the ongoing general strike over the demand for separate Telangana, like many other trades, the flower business in the region has also taken a hit.

Along with the rail services, the road transportation in the state, especially in Telangana region has, has created problems for commuters as well as traders. Many a business are

"We are incurring huge losses due to the agitation, which restricted the entry of transport carriers and other vehicles into the state capital from coastal parts," a top official of Flowers and Nursery Owners Welfare Association told PTI here today.

"The impact of the agitation has left an adverse impact on our business and has started pushing us towards debt traps," he said.

Flowers are transported to several other states of the country and are also exported to the Middle East and Europe, he said.

"We take nearly fifty varieties of flowers, including jasmine, lilly, marigold. The goods is getting spoilt as as we cannot dispatch, since the roads have been blocked," he said.

However, the flower producers has the only relief that since this is generally a slack period of the year, the impact is under control.

"The auspicious season for marriages, warm housing and other functions will starts next month from Dasara onwards. But we are unable to understand whether this agitation will come to end before this month or not," he said.


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