To tackle climate change and pollution, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) recently started creating a Miyawaki forest at Deonar village in Govandi.
About Miyawaki Method:
- It is a method of afforestation developed by the Japanese botanist and plant ecology expert Professor Akira Miyawaki.
- It involves planting two to four types of indigenous trees within every square meter.
- In this method, the trees become self-sustainable and grow to their full length within three years.
- Miyawaki forests grow 10x faster, are 30 x denser and contain 100x more biodiversity.
- They are quick to establish, maintenance-free after the first two-to-three years, and can be created on sites as small as 3 sq m.
- The goals of a Miyawaki technique include improving biodiversity, sequestering carbon, increasing green cover, lowering air pollution, and preserving the water table.
- Miyawaki forests are viable solutions for cities looking to rapidly build climate resilience.
Q1) What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is the technique of growing plants using a water-based nutrient solution rather than soil, and can include an aggregate substrate, or growing media, such as vermiculite, coconut coir, or perlite. Hydroponic production systems are used by small farmers, hobbyists, and commercial enterprises.