Rooftop Gardening an Opportunity to Ensure Organic and Quality Food in Metro Cities Under Climate Changing Situation in Future


  • Bhagirathi Gupta
  • Hansika Gupta
  • Deepak Gupta
  • Rupesh Kumar Gupta


Agriculture, Food security, Natural resources, Rooftop farming, Urbanization, Climate change, urban farming, Ecosystem, smart city, sustainability, land value, Solid waste, and sewage management.


Life in urban is always demanding. Time devoted towards valuable relaxation also sometimes claims challenges. Nevertheless, the habit of human in spending time as a hobby has ever been in practice right from the period of civilization. Till date, amidst several hobbies taken up by people, gardening is always considered with explicit importance as beneficial for health, environment and society as a whole. As a substantial part of horticulture, it is also strongly related to a person’s relaxing activity associated with value added benefits. As the rate of urbanization increases over time, food production sites should be increasingly located near main consumption centers. The combined issues of Population explosion, rapid urbanization and climate change are posing great threat to the Food Supply. Roof top gardening is a process of using innovative scientific farming techniques to produce high yield and high quality of fresh organic food in very limited metro areas like roof top, terraces and balconies, all year -round. It is seen to have many advantages including non- dependence on vagaries of Climate, use of recycled water from Sewage and treated Wet waste as compost, proximity of producers to consumers, reduction of carbon footprints etc.  Roof top garden is a residential agricultural area devoted towards greenery production. This is widely popularized by urban dwellers in all parts of the world. It is a place where everyone in the family can come together, toil for the possibility of getting better in terms of good air, good food, refreshment and satisfaction contributing for a blissful living. The Experimental location was conducted at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India from 2020 to 2022. It’s situated at Latitude: 26.77068. Longitude: 80.95178 above sea level 123M.


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Bhagirathi Gupta, Hansika Gupta, Deepak Gupta, & Rupesh Kumar Gupta. (2023). Rooftop Gardening an Opportunity to Ensure Organic and Quality Food in Metro Cities Under Climate Changing Situation in Future. International Journal of Progressive Research in Science and Engineering, 4(5), 19–23. Retrieved from