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  • 1. An UNTOLD STORY ON
    URBAN-AGRICULTURE
  • 2. In 1800 there was only one city with 1million peopleLondon.
  • 3. By1990there were more than100cities with more than500million people living in it.
  • 4. In just one centuryglobal urban population has expanded from 15% to 50% of the total population.
  • 5. It has been estimated thatby2015over5 billion people will live in urban cities.
  • 6. There will be 23 newmega cities with a population of 10 million each.
  • 7. 18of which will exist in developing world.
  • 8. Rapid urbanizationsare providing a major challenge
  • 9. The challenge iswhethercitiescan transform themselves into self-sustainablesystems?
  • 10. Theanswerto this questionis critical to the futurewell-beingof theplanet, as well as of Humanity.
  • 11. There can be NOsustainable world withoutsustainable cities.
  • 12. Chinashows the world in creating self sustainable cities.
  • 13. In Shanghai only20% of the land administered by the city authorities is built on; The rest 80% of the land is used forAgriculture.
  • 14. This has made Shanghaiself sustainable in Vegetables.
  • 15. Also human waste are converted to organic manure and is used in Urban Agriculture thus creating a sustainable infrastructure for disposal of waste.
  • 16. ThusChinahas created cities that can produce its own food and decompose its own watsethroughURBAN AGRICULTURE
  • 17. But urban agriculture never figured in the master plans of Indian cities and has been viewed as backward and something to be minimized.
  • 18. And so on average urban citizens in India spend their 70% of their earning on food.
  • 19. Andare affected by epidemic diseases like DENGUE, CHIKUNGUNYA, etcdue to lack of proper infrastructure forsanitation
  • 20. With population doubling day by day
  • 21. With cities doubling day by day
  • 22. With farmers decreasing day by day
  • 23. The cost of vegetables will be sky rocketing and our environmental quality of life would get even worse.
  • 24. Lets atleast now awaken our minds to the importance ofURBAN AGRICULTURE
  • 25. A message byidogreen

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