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This professor wants to help solve food security issues

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R Chakravarti
Growing fruit saplings in urban areas
by R Chakravarti on Jul 01, 2013 08:41 AM  | Hide replies

While the professor's ideas are very good, there may be practical problems. I have been trying to grow oranges, lemons and mangos in my compound in Kochi. I have had a bit of success with mangos but not the others. The plants survive but don't bear fruit.

Advice would be very welcome.

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Swaminathan Appachi
Re: Growing fruit saplings in urban areas
by Swaminathan Appachi on Jul 01, 2013 06:56 PM
That is why he use to collect the seeds from Fruit bearing trees from local area and develop samplings.

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Swaminathan Appachi
Re: Re: Growing fruit saplings in urban areas
by Swaminathan Appachi on Jul 01, 2013 06:57 PM
sorry saplings...

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vishal sinha
Re: Growing fruit saplings in urban areas
by vishal sinha on Jul 01, 2013 09:39 AM
you cannot grow every tree everywhere....there are always some trees that bear fruit in a particular environment.put simply your land is not suitable for oranges... i am from up-here if u throw a mango anywhere it ends up becoming a fruit bearing tree....

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SreenivasaRao Ketepalle
Growing saplings on barren land and school campuses
by SreenivasaRao Ketepalle on Jun 30, 2013 02:41 AM

This is a simple idea, nothing new at all, but a brilliant one if it succeeds and if it generates interest among the people. There is vast amount of barren land all over the country and government offices and schools have large tracts of underutilized land which can be put to good use. When we were young in 60s, our middle school headmaster Shri K. Balamuneiah gave small parcels of land on the school campus to a groups of us and encouraged us to grow vegetables on them. It was such a happy experience for all of us when we saw the seeds sprouting, growing big and then yielding the vegetable. It was a sheer delight. It should be certainly explored all over the country.

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Cyril Pereira
Solving food crisis
by Cyril Pereira on Jun 29, 2013 11:33 PM

Aim doing just that in my urban house plot in Matngalore...mangoes, Jack, Sapota, coconut & several others.

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The Truth about food security?
by on Jun 29, 2013 07:04 PM

The famous mother and Son are secret members of New World order Forum Bilderberg band Illuminati. Both the organisations have put them in Power in India and recolonized the native Indians again through corruption.
Both have a solid agenda of culling Natives by 30% hence food inflation in Italian run congress.

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Noble approach
by SOUMEN DAS on Jun 28, 2013 03:24 PM

I used to cherish this idea since my school life, however never having the initiative to do. There are plenty of free spaces every where, city or rural area where these fruit trees can exist. Original indian trees are strong enough to survive in very harsh condition also. If we encourage needy and helpless people that it is their foods and can have any time they like, hunger will reduce to a great extent which is the biggest pain of any human being.

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Nagarajan Viswanathan
I have ideas?
by Nagarajan Viswanathan on Jun 28, 2013 02:11 PM

I have workable ideas to make all Rural Indians self sufficient But there are no takers?

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I will Love to help without any cost
by indian on Jun 28, 2013 12:58 PM

I will love to take part in this initiative, please let me know how to contact You!!

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Li Na
by Li Na on Jun 28, 2013 10:35 AM  | Hide replies

India is a country where poor sleep hungry, while grains rot or are eaten by rats.

This only exposes govt's stupidity. Food Security Bill will only amplify an already bad situation.

Govt should simply step away from this process and empower Panchayats for storage and distribution.

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n unnikrishnan
Re: india
by n unnikrishnan on Jun 28, 2013 12:36 PM
you said it

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Nagarajan Viswanathan
Re: Re: india
by Nagarajan Viswanathan on Jun 28, 2013 02:09 PM
You are correct?There is no shortage,only wastage?

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