Here is something we can all learn from the city of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital. Srinagar has asked its residents to grow their own kitchen gardens, to tackle emergency situations like the lockdown. By Amitha Ameen
The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has made it mandatory for the city’s residents to grow their own food in order to encourage urban farming. The civic body recently released a notification asking its residents to grow their own fruits and vegetables in the open spaces around their homes.
The densely populated city often faces an acute shortage of essential items during emergency situations like regular curfews, strikes, and more recently the lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
SMC Joint Commissioner Planning Ghulam Hassan Mir added that the horticulture and agriculture departments have been asked to provide necessary assistance to the residents. Apart from this, the Agriculture Department in Srinagar has already been promoting the idea of kitchen gardens for many years, by providing saplings and seeds.
What do you guys think? Should Srinagar’s kitchen gardens idea be implemented throughout the country or not? Do you think it will help make us more self-sufficient and ready to tackle emergencies like the Coronavirus?