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Urban agriculture

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

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