Farmers of Gujarat plowed the fields due to loss of crores of rupees in flower fields

Gandhinagar, 3 June 2021

The production and planting of flowers in Gujarat have doubled in the last 20 years. One hectare produces 9.62 tonnes of flowers. Productivity has also almost doubled. Despite this, the condition of the farmers has not improved. Farmers never get income like gold. In this, the prices of Mary Gold flowers have fallen in Corona, which has posed a threat to floriculture.

700 crore loss due to corona

Ahmedabad, Anand, Kheda, Bharuch, Valsad, and Dahod have the highest cultivation of Golgotha ​​in 80 percent of the state. Of the 90,000 tonnes, 80 percent were to be dumped at Mary Gold. Or had to plow. In the first wave of Corona, only Mary Gold lost Rs 500 to 600 crore in 56,000 hectares, causing a loss of Rs 60,000 to the farmer and Rs 60,000 in income. In the second wave also, many farmers have suffered a loss of Rs 200-300 crore.

Farming fell, flower fields were plowed

Mary Gold – Marigold is the most cultivated flower in Gujarat. Mary Gold accounts for 50% of the total flower planting. Last year, due to the fall in prices in Corona, farmers have reduced floriculture by 80 percent. Had to plow the fields. The farmers had to suffer heavy losses due to Corona. In the second year, floriculture declined by about 80 percent, leading to a sharp rise in prices. Marigold flowers sold for Rs 15 a kg in Corona were sold up to Rs 125 last season. The price never went above Rs 100. If one year went into the pit of loss, the planting was reduced from 9-10 thousand hectares to 2 to 3 thousand hectares.

Story of Godavadi Village

Farmer Pareshbhai Hansjibhai Chaudhary of Godavadi village of Mandvi, Surat told that in the last season there were 2500 prices of 20 kg. Even in Navratri, Ganpati, Diwali there have never been such high prices. Farmers were confused as to when festivals would come and go due to overcrowding, so sowing was reduced by 80 per cent as there was no commodity in the market so good prices were fetched. The farmers had to bear heavy losses of last year. Flowers had to be thrown. Every year 10 lakh saplings used to come to Mara Godavadi village but last season there were only 5 thousand saplings in the village. In which 3 thousand plants were mine. Usually planted in 8-10 acres in the village.

Mehsana’s earnings book in flowers

Kaushikbhai Nathbhai Bhagat, a farmer of Marhi village of Vijapar, Mehsana, says that in Corona, farmers had to cultivate in flower fields. Temples, weddings, functions remained closed. Not taken for religious ceremony. So the farmers were going to give Rs. in which heavy damage has been done.

In the second wave few days profit and many days loss

While preparing 1 to 3 lakh Mary Gold plants in the Mary Gold Greenhouse, Bhagat says that this time the temples are open. So last season’s prices were between 100 to 125. Currently 50 percent of Mary Gold seeds have been removed. Farmers are not sure that now corona will not come. More frightening than planting. 20 days ago Mary Gold was not a flower picker. But now the current price of one kg of flowers is around 40-45.

Loot of merchants

Kaushikbhai Nathbhai Bhagat clearly says that traders take great advantage. The goods of farmers often get from 10 to 100 rupees to the customers. In such a situation, both the farmer and the consumer are cheated. The intermediary bears the most money. Sells expensive goods to customers. Dahegam, Palanpur, Botad, Barwala and Surendranagar and Chotila have good plantations. Ahmedabad district is at the forefront in the cultivation of Mary Gold in Gujarat since last 3 years. Rose, Mary Gold and Green flowers are extensively cultivated in Dholka near Ahmedabad. 12 to 15 tonnes of Mary Gold grows in one hectare. Cultivation in three hectares gives an income of three lakh rupees in two seasons. 170 trucks of flowers reach Ahmedabad every day during Navratri.


There are two varieties of Mary Gold Ashtagandha 5 feet high and Tannic Ball 3 feet high. Flowers look good in Navratri, religious and weddings. Mary Gould is the Minister of Flowers.

Yellow color is used more in religious ceremonies.

5 kg flower leaves on one plant

On a normal day, a profit of Rs. The cost of Vigha is 60 thousand. There are 3500 plants with a span of 4 feet. The yield of African Marie Gold is 11 to 18 tonnes (15 to 2.5 million flowers) per hectare and that of French Marie Gold is 8 to 12 tonnes (60 to 8 million flowers).

In drip irrigation, 3 to 5 kg Mary Gold per plant. Mary Gould goes to the cities. Syndicate runs in Jamalpur. Traders decide the higher price themselves. That’s the price. Traders do not buy high prices. Good prices are available outside Gujarat. 125 traders of Jamalpur carried out open loot

A seed comes at Rs.3.50. Greenhouse farmers prepare the saplings and pay Rs 4.10. African marigold and french marigold are good. Flowering cultivar of Calcutta varieties that retain more brightness and color in summer. This type of Mary Gold has a higher yield and the flowers stay fresh longer.

Orange and yellow are more commonly used in Hindu rituals. Sunflower is a family.


Inhibits root insects as well as harmful green caterpillars in vegetable crops.

It can be cultivated throughout the year, it is popular for its long flowering season, excellent durability and attractive colours.

Watering a day before flowering increases durability. Can be easily lifted by hand.

Regular picking of flowers from the plant increases the productivity of the plant.

Most of the farmers of Arad village with a population of 7500 in Panchmahal cultivate flowers of Mary Gold.

Native to Mexico, it has been grown in Gujarat for over 500 years. Brought to you by the Portuguese. It is grown in Gujarat. Brought to you by the Portuguese.

Ton hectares of flowers

Mary Gold 9025 – 87 thousand tons

Rose 4161 – 40 thousand tons

Mogra 866 – 7779 Ton

Green 3809 – 39 thousand tons

Other flowers 2517 – 23 thousand tons

Total flowers – 20378 – 2 lakh tonnes

Flowers make color

There is a natural pigment called lutein. Food coloring is used as a natural colorant in the textile industry. Used as poultry food.

Useful for athlete’s foot. heals.

Mosquitoes keep away by applying Mary Gold outside the house.

Many benefits of oil

Oil is extracted from the flower. The oil keeps away insects like mosquitoes, insects, lice, caterpillars. Removes infection. The organism neutralizes the effects of insect bites or bites. This is because Mary Gold has anti-parasitic effects.

The oil has antibiotic properties. Which inhibits the growth of fungi, bacteria and protozoa. It is helpful in preventing ulcers, acute wounds and gangrene. It also inhibits the growth of insects in the wound.

The oil gives relief and healing power. Works to soothe cramps. helps. The oil has similar properties. Reduces inflammation. The oil is also helpful in calming and alleviating the nervous, digestive system, pain, cramps, frustration, stress, anxiety and anger.

Can remove skin problems. Helps remove scars from the face, treats eczema, cold, flu, rashes, cracked skin, viral infections and inflammation.

Using this oil in bath promotes respiratory health. Hydrates the skin. Reduces the signs of aging on the skin.

Inhaling the oil also helps in cough, stomach ache or cold.

Use of flowers in disease

Flowers are also helpful in indigestion, dandruff etc. The flower cools the skin. Regenerates skin cells. Beneficial in stones. The flower is beneficial in swelling and pain in the eyes. Useful for teeth. Gargling with a decoction of flowers provides instant relief from pain. Putting 1-2 drops of the juice of flowers in the nose stops bleeding. The flower has anti-inflammatory properties similar to a medicine. Which helps to remove wounds, blisters, skin infections.

Leaf disease treatment

Leaf tea affects indigestion and constipation. Taking a decoction of 20-30 ml leaves for a few days removes body stones. Marigold has anti-bacterial properties, which reduces pimples on the face. If there is pain in someone’s ear, then putting 2 drops of marigold leaves in the ear provides relief. (Translated from Gujarati)

Mary Gold flowers
District District Marry Gold MarryGold
land HECTOR production
District hector matric tone
Surat 251300 218 2169
Narmada 113000 85 791
Bharuch 314900 450 4289
Dang 56500 154 1374
Navsari 106800 774 7343
Valsad 164300 415 4316
Tapi 149100 218 2126
South Gu. 1663700 2284 22407
Ahmedabad 487400 1018 9651
Anand 183800 797 8050
Kheda 283500 819 8157
Panchmahal 176200 545 5058
Dahod 223600 880 8800
Vadodara 304700 692 6837
Ocean 122400 190 1799
Chhotaudepur 206600 248 2455
Middle Gu. 1988200 5189 50807
Banaskantha 691600 90 864
Patan 360400 58 558
Mehsana 348100 105 960
Sabarkantha 271600 160 1576
Gandhinagar 160200 370 3330
Aravali 202700 102 1020
North Guj. 2034600 885 8308
Kutch 733500 80 711
Surendranagar 621000 12 94
Rajkot 536300 65 620
Jamnagar 366200 175 1432
Porbandar 110900 18 144
Junagadh 358700 95 831
Amreli 538200 9 65
Bhavnagar 454700 89 779
Morbi 347000 32 340
Botad 199700 10 95
Somnath 217000 41 333
Dwarka 229600 41 335
Saurashtra 3979300 667 5778
Gujarat Cool 9891500 9025 87299