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Green roofs in New Town

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New Town hasmore than 10,000 roofs and thecivic authorities want to usethem to create gardens and or-ganic farms..

Rooftop gardens will notonly help reduce pollution andclean up the air in the town-ship but also provide green re-treats for the residents as wellas those who travel to thetownship on work every day,an official of the New TownKolkata Development Author-Arooftop gard en inity (NKDA) said..

Singapore“ There is no dearth ofbuildings in New Town andthe gardens will also help in- regular intervals, hydropon-crease green cover in the city, ” ics involves growing plants insaid the official. .

nutrient-laden water solvents.Ag arden-cum-organic This would mean huge water -farm is already being set up on savings, ” the official said.the rooftop of ac ommunity Debashis Sen, the chair-market in CB block of Action man of NKDA, said an agencyArea I. “ We have managed to with expertise in rooftop gar-grow several vegetables using dening will soon be engagedwat er recyc ledf rom them ar – for the project.ket, ” the official said. “ Initially the gardens willThe NKDA has ap- be set up in all governmentproached housing complexes buildings in the township. Theand office buildings in the flowers and fruits producedtownship with ap roposal to can be sold or consumed byset up rooftop gardens. The members of the housing socie-civic authorities will provide ty,” Sen said..

all logistic support and help Rooftop gardens are popu-those interested. larin the West. Crowds queueWater-saving techniques up in front of the London Is-such as hydroponics will be maili Centre, just offused to ensure minimum use Cromwell Road, for aglimpseof water, the official said. .

of the rooftop garden laid out“ Unlike conventional gar- in the 1980s in ar einterpreta-dening methods where plants tion of the fourfold garden orare grown in tubs filled with Chahar Bagh of ancient Islam-soil that requires watering at.

ic architecture..

Source: Telegraph India

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