Udaipurites go for ‘edible terrace’ to stay healthy

Udaipur, Jan 12: With markets flooded with pesticide-contaminated vegetables and fruits, more and more people in the city are switching to ‘edible terraces’ for solution.

Rooftop farming is gaining popularity day by day and people are converting their terraces into roof gardens where they are cultivating veggies so as to cater the daily demands of their household. Looking at the health benefits, even the district administration and Maharana Bhupal hospital (MB) authorities have taken up a proposal for rooftop farming on terraces of hospital buildings.

Though the proposal is in a nascent stage, experts have even made site visits for an estimation of expenditure. Joint collaboration with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Badgaon, is being mulled, sources said. If everything works out as projected, hospital food would taste better and healthy by the use of organic vegetables grown at their own roof rather than those from the market.