Urban Farming 


  • Hyderabad is endowed with tropical wet and dry climate, with maximum temperature of 40°C and lowest temperature of 13°C and spreaded in an area of 625 Sq.km. with average rainfall of 89 cmt. 
  • The micro climate of Hyderabad is highly suitable for growing of both temperate and tropical vegetables.
  • The availability of open spaces for vegetable purpose is extremely limited. However most buildings have terraces that are generally not used. These terraces receive sufficient quantity of solar energy that is ideal to sustain life and propagates its growth.
  • The roof tops comes to an area of 60,000 Sq.Mts. approximately. If 50% of area is converted into roof top gardens most of the health disorders can be overcome.
  • Vegetables play a vital role in providing vitamins, minerals to the human body.
  • As per the ICMR recommendations a human body on an average requires 280 gms of vegetables in the diet every day.
  • In the view of increasing population and cost of vegetables, non- availability of backyard space for growing vegetables and mechanical city life, it is envisaged to provide quality, pesticide residue free, fresh vegetables to the city dwellers.
  • The Department of Horticulture Government of Telangana introduced the scheme “ vegetable Growing In Urban Areas” under RKVY for the year 2012-13 .


  •  The joy of consuming the vegetables grown with the own hands givens immense satisfaction and satiety.
  • The producer gets fresh, pesticides residual free vegetables for consumption.
  • The producer gets fresh vegetables at cheaper rates.
  • Tasty, highly nutritious, superior quality vegetables.
  • Eco-friendly, pollution free environment.
  • Physical exercise to the city dwellers.
  • By growing greens an ambient temperatures will be maintained in surroundings.
  • Home gardening increases the availability of oxygen.
  • Homestead gardening modifies micro climate and thus reduces global warming.


  • Wide publicity for creating awareness among the people of twin cities through newspaper.
  • Organizing workshops and training, distribution of pamphlets and technical information in the work shop.
  • Identification of beneficiaries through workshops, training & newspaper.
  • Visit to beneficiary residences for inspection after establishment of urban farming  garden.
  •  Identification of resource persons for organizing trainings for Urban Farming. Preparation of training material.
  •  Grounding/hand holding the programme.
  •  Identified beneficiaries will be provided one day training/orientation at THTI  with emphasis   on hands on experience.
  • If the terrace / back yard found suitable for establishing nutritional garden then non-subsidy portion will be collected from the beneficiary as per the area selected  i.e.  minimum of 50 Sq.ft  and maximum of 200 Sq.ft.
  • If it is found suitable the installation work will be commenced by the beneficiary

Beneficiaries List
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Contact Us

O/o Director of Horticulture

Address: Inside Public Garden
                          Nampally, Hyderabad-500029
Telefax: 7997724936, 8688848714, 9177477617, 7780664933
E-mail: ggn-horti[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in