January 5, 2019
Bangla Govt to help popularise rooftop urban farming
The State Government agency, Newtown Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) will be forming an empanelled group to assist people, particularly senior citizens, in setting up rooftop urban farming. The group will charge for providing assistance at rates fixed by the NKDA.
These activities, KMDA officials feel, will keep the senior citizens socially engaged. In fact, they say that many people have shown interest in starting rooftop farming but could not move ahead because of a lack of expertise. Now the organisation is going to solve that problem.
It may be mentioned that at Swapno Bhor, the State’s first senior citizens’ park, organic farming of vegetables has recently been started in collaboration with an NGO, and senior citizens, who are members of the same, are overseeing it.
Source: Millennium Post