Jasmine cultivation in Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Last Modified: Mon May 25 2020 01:18:45 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 32,400 hectares
    Area under cultivation of flowers in the state of Tamil Nadu. The state's major crops include the iconic jasmine besides rose, chrysanthemum, marigold, crossandra, nerium and tuberose.
  • 12,000 hectares
    Estimated area under cultivation of Jasmine (aka Mogra) in the state. The flower is commercially cultivated in Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Dindigul, Madurai and Virudhnagar regions of Tamil Nadu.
  • 60,000 tonnes
    Annual production of jasmine in the state. Although there are nearly 50 varieties of jasmine grown in India, the commercially cultivated ones in Tamil Nadu are: Jasminum sambac (Madurai malli) Grandiflorum (Jathi malli) and Auriculatum (mullai).
  • 3,000 hectares
    Area under jasmine cultivation in Madurai (around 25% of the total area in the state)
  • 20,000
    Estimated number of mostly small scale farmers in Madurai alone that are engaged in cultivation of the flower.
  • 300 - 500 kgs
    Average daily produce that markets in Madurai receive between the months of Feb to Apr.
  • 2 - 3 tonnes
    Average daily produce that markets in Madurai receive between the months of Apr to Aug which is the peak season.
  • 1 tonne
    Average daily produce that markets in Madurai receive between the months of mid-Aug to Oct.
  • 150 kgs
    Average daily produce that markets in Madurai receive between the months of Dec to Feb.
  • 16 Jan 2013
    'Madurai Malli' granted GI tag by the Geographical Indications Registry. The tag will give us legal production and prevent unauthorised use of the name by others.