January 25, 2019
NKDA to set up online marketplace to satisfy people’s greening demands
To satisfy people interested in keeping plants, be it indoors or on rooftops or in gardens, the government agency, New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is going to set up an online marketplace.
Online marketplace implies that the NKDA’s online platform will act as the intermediary between the people wanting to buy plants and the nurseries willing to sell them.
To enable this, nurseries will have to send their rates to the NKDA by January 21, from which the ones quoting the best rates will be selected for selling through the online marketplace.
Not just that, the NKDA would also help people wanting to farm commercially on their rooftops or gardens. On its website, details would be provided of agencies who will maintain the gardens, including their rates, division of the final produce between the owner and the agency for selling commercially, etc.
Indoor gardening is part of NKDA’s efforts towards New Town’s maintaining the Green City certification it got from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) last year.