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Srinagar To Make Kitchen Garden Mandatory For Residents To Tackle Emergencies

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Srinagar To Make Kitchen Garden Mandatory For Residents To Tackle Emergencies
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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

 

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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.

 

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“To address the issue, it shall be mandatory for all citizens/families (in Srinagar), that possess detached/semi-detached plots, should use the open areas around the house/ building for kitchen garden and plantation of fruit trees as it is the right time for vegetable farming and planting trees,” said a public notice issued by SMC Joint Commissioner Planning Ghulam Hassan Mir.

 

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Additionally, the notice also mentioned that all future building permission proposals should include a vegetable farming plan as well.

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?

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