Turning land into farming gold mines

KOCHI: At a time when land has become one of the most critical inputs for economic development, the district administration in association with the Tourism and Agriculture departments have started ‘Samrudhi’, a project to reclaim unused residential plots in the city and convert them as arable land. This programme has been linked with the district administrations’ project — C power 5 (Change for Change Climate Change) that aims at promoting a sustainable lifestyle to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Samrudhi project is the extension of C power 5’s Udhyanam project which aims to clean major dump sites in Thiruvananthapuram district and propagate the practice of sustainable waste management system and implementation of green protocol. The main activities in Udhyanam include segregating organic and inorganic waste, converting the organic waste to grow bags and later being transported to material recovery centres.