Unique roof garden in Chattisgarh

May 20th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Raipur, May 20 (ANI): A man in Maha Samudra District of Chhattisgarh has gained expertise in growing all kinds of crops and plants on his rooftop garden.

B.P. Basai, 64, a retired official from the food corporation of India, is the proud owner of a roof top garden, which is located twenty-five feet above the ground.

Basai says his roof top garden’s success is result of his thirteen years’ toil.

“I’m working towards it (the roof top garden) since 1996 and I have gained enough experience in this filed. I sow all kinds of crops except the big trees etc,” said Basai.

Since 1996, B.P. Basai has been growing fruits, vegetables and crops on top of his 3200 square feet roof.

After seeing Basai’ roof top garden yield all kinds of fruits and vegetables, Maha Samudra District agriculture department has started various schemes to help the farmers increase their yield.

“B.P Basai was interested in collecting the rare plants from the beginning. The department has also started various schemes for the farmers they may be related to irrigation, seed development and other things which lead to increase in yield,” said Vinod Verma, Deputy Coordinator, Agriculture Department, Maha Samudra District.

Basai says his experiment has not only enabled him to cultivate the fruits and vegetables of his choice, but it also keeps his roof cool during the summers. (ANI)

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