November 16, 2022
Students from various colleges in Mumbai have undertaken organic farming on their campuses. Ramnarain Ruia College in Matunga has a polyhouse that contains different kinds of plants including medicinal plants. On October 17, Nitin Gadkari, the union minister for road transport and highways, inaugurated the organic garden at RD and SH National College in Bandra. Students at the college grow plants and use wet waste generated from the college’s canteen as compost in the garden.
An organic garden on the campus of Usha Pravin Gandhi College in Vile Parle uses solar drip irrigation to grow plants. The colleges’ heads believe that the organic farming projects have increased students’ awareness of and responsibility towards the environment.
Did You Know?
Organic farming is environment-friendly as it uses wet waste and animal waste to create manure. It also uses natural pesticides such as neem and eucalyptus oil.