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India: Assam government to promote roof-top vegetable gardening in urban areas

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Agriculture Minister Nilamani Sen Deka said that it is the first time that the state government has taken such a scheme.

Post.jagran.com/
18 Jul 2013

Guwahati: In a bid to increase production of fresh vegetables, the Assam government has taken an initiative to promote roof-top vegetable gardening for urban residents. Agriculture Minister Nilamani Sen Deka said that it is the first time that the state government has taken such a scheme.

The government will offer some packages to the selected urban citizens of Guwahati and Jorhat initially and later extend it to other urban areas of the state, he said. The state Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing has been entrusted to implement this programme.

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Is Urban Agriculture Illegal in Cobourg, Ontario?

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“By extension of the Town’s logic, it would follow that all activities defined under ‘agricultural use’ are illegal in Residential Areas.”

By Paul and Laire
Victory Garden Vegetables
July 18, 2013

Excerpt:

I opened my mailbox this week to find a letter from the Planning Department of the Town of Cobourg. Someone has informed them that we take care of a few chickens on our property. This is correct: We have four lovely hens who provide us with a small supply of organic eggs, and their names are Tina, Ethel, Abigail, and Pam.

The Town argues that since “agricultural use” is not permitted in Residential Areas, and keeping chickens falls under the category of “agricultural use,” it is not legal for us to keep chickens on our property. They have requested that we remove the ladies by August 19, one month from today.

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