Foreseeing the scarcity of land, the futuristic farmer has already taught 12 lakh others how to farm using minimal space and receive maximum profits.
The inspiration came from the city’s multi-storey buildings. “I liked the idea that in less space they arrange for more people to stay.” His multilayer model also relies on vertical space. At a height of 6.5 feet, he built a structure out of bamboo and put a jaali on top, so the structure was partly exposed to sunlight and partly shaded. On this he grew creepers, introducing a third crop to the space.
There’s also a fourth crop, which includes seasonal fruit trees like mango, papaya, or sapota (chikoo), the tallest component of the multilayer farm.