Ahead of Dussehra, price of marigold — deemed indispensable for the festival — has hit rock bottom after reaching an all-time high last year.
The flower is being sold at Rs 30 per kg at the wholesale flower market here since the last few days with the market reporting more than 20 per cent increase in its arrival.
The drought of last year had resulted in drastic reduction in the marigold cultivation area of the state.
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Prices had hit Rs 150 per kg at the wholesale market with retail prices crossing the Rs 250-300 per kg.
N Ghule, official of the flower market, said that since day one of Navratri, Pune market has seen a 15 per cent increase in arrival of marigold.