Although the administration recently inaugurated a center for manufacturing incense sticks from the leftover flowers at the Ashok Nagar flower wholesale market, it has yet to become operational. As a result, the flower market and the surrounding environment have been polluted by the rotting flowers, which have accumulated in heaps without being utilized.
Just a few days ago, in the presence of esteemed individuals such as the District Collector and Municipal Commissioner, the Municipal Corporation inaugurated the project of manufacturing incense sticks at the Ashoknagar Wholesale Full Market. This event received widespread coverage in newspapers and on social media.
However, despite its establishment with the intention of better utilizing the remaining flowers in the market, the Agarbatti Center has remained closed since its inauguration. The main gate of the manufacturing center has been locked since the second day of its opening. Nevertheless, traders in the wholesale flower market continue to bring their remaining stock of flowers in front of the center.
Consequently, there are currently large piles of waste flowers, including marigold, shevanti, and rose, accumulated in front of the closed center. With the current rainy weather, these flower heaps in the Ashoknagar wholesale flower market premises have begun emitting a foul smell, causing inconvenience to both nearby residents and traders in the market.