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Pleasures of Roof top Gardening in Bangladesh


The person, who will make a garden in his /her roof, will get a 10 percent holding tax rebate, and it is promised by Sayeed Khokon, Mayor, DSCC.

By Nilima Jahan
The Daily Star
July 22, 2016


“If a person grows only vegetables in a 600-700 square feet roof, it is enough to meet the yearly demand of a family having 6-7 members”, believes Ehteshamul Haque Mallik, President, Urban Roof Gardeners Society (URGS), and Deputy Director, Bangladesh Bank. Mallik has a 1500 square feet garden on his roof, where he has been growing a number of vegetables and local fruits for the past 15 years. After his amazing success, he founded the organisation URGS, two and a half years ago and through this, he is helping more than 500 registered members.

“We give them consultation or sometimes direct help about how we can make gardens on our roofs– like get the soil, plant trees, or sometimes, suggest the best varieties of vegetables or fruits”, he adds. This way, people who have no prior knowledge about rooftop gardening are getting involved with this and being the beneficiaries of the project, they are encouraging people around them as well.

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