India: hydroponics for sustainable living

As part of the Green Week of Action (GAW), which takes place annually in the first week of October as part of a global campaign to promote sustainable consumption, the Madurai chapter focused on hydroponics to showcase its conservation activities in 2021.

The GAW campaign, an initiative of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, is carried out by 60 organizations in 40 countries. Indian coordinator CUTS International, the Jaipur-based global consumer protection group, works with and supports 12 organizations in 12 countries to work together to change people’s consumption patterns for sustainable living in the future.

In Madurai, the Women Consumer Protection Association, under the direction of its founder C. Packialakshmi, ran the GAW campaigns by training area coordinators who promote awareness and involve youth and students to adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle and make the planet a safer and greener Place to make posterity.

Collector S. Aneesh Sekhar kicked off this year’s Green Week from October 4th to 10th by introducing and explaining the benefits of hydroponic farming that delivers nutrient-rich yields in less time. The Madurai team selected hydroponics as a suitable remediation plan as it helps shorten the supply chain and ensure equal and sustainable access to goods and services for both a commercial grower and a home gardener.

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