Delhi: Manish Sisodia inaugurates 'smart urban farming expo'

Sisodia inaugurated the two-day 'Smart Urban Farming Expo' in Delhi's Thyagaraj Stadium in order to start a movement towards mass adoption of urban farming in the national capital. It was organized by the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC), in partnership with Urban Gro, the Indian Society Of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) on Saturday.

The minister said that "the Expo is being organized with the futuristic vision of bringing a new revolution of urban farming in Delhi so that it reaches every rooftop and balcony in Delhi. The adoption of urban farming is the need of the hour to ensure food quality and security and to ensure every person can experience the joy of farming from their homes.''

Sisodia said: "Around 400-500 orientation workshops will be organized in various areas of Delhi over the next few months in partnership with Delhi government. Those interested can be inducted for a week-long training where they will be further made aware about the outlook, technology, and latest trends in urban farming," he said.

Vice Chairperson of Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi, Jasmine Shah, welcomed all urban farming enthusiasts and experts to the first-of-its-kind expo. He said that urban farming has emerged as a booming industry in cities like London and Singapore, and in some countries like Cuba, around 60% of vegetables are produced by urban and peri-urban farms.

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