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Valentine's Week, this time proved ironic to its name to the flowers exporters

Valentine's Week, this time proved ironic to its name to the flowers exporters

Valentine’s week is a week full of love and romance. Every couple celebrates this week with full joy, exchanging gifts, and much more.
Starting from the rose day on 7th Feb to valentine’s day on 14th Feb, each and every day is a fun-loving day not only for couples but for friends too. Those who don’t have his or her beloved then they enjoy each day rose day, propose day, chocolate day, teddy day, valentine’s day in their friendly and an amazing manner.

People doing the business of flowers especially the rose growers. This Valentine’s season is all that rosy for the rose growers in Hosur, whose roses had for long lit up Valentine’s Day on February 14 across various Australia's fumigation and Chinese New year on February 16 hit the export market this time.
 

Also, the biggest market for Hosur roses  -Singapore and Malaysia –  will be closed for one week. Bala Siva Prasad, president, Hosur Small Farmers Association has seen a 50% drop this time in exports personally and 30- 32% overall. Besides South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand are markets for Hosur roses.
Australian authorities asked for the fumigated flowers and major problem is that if once fumigated the flowers will not stand till they will reach Australia.
Various issues led to the decrease in no. Of flowers exported and proved to be the thorns of roses to them and their profit converted into their loss.Everything has advantages and disadvantages as on one hand the flowers without fumigation can be harmful to others due to diseases and pests in it and on the other hand due to the decrease in no. Of flowers exported proved to be a loss for exporters.