According to Secunderabad Cantonment Board estimates, a family of four requires 480 liters per day – this would mean 175200 liters a year. Therefore, the rainwater collected will be roughly 40per cent of the family’s requirements. If every household saves rainwater and supplements the Municipal supply, then the shortage can easily be managed.- Rainwater harvesting is the solution in Hyderabad and  Secunderabad.....

Rainwater harvesting is the solution,
by Vyasamoorthy,

27 May, 2009, merinews
\"How will South Asian cities be fed?\" is an important question demanding attention due to the rapidly growing urban population of the sub-continent. Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is one set of activities resulting in greater food production, improved livelihood opportunities for urbanites and the enhanced environmental quality of cities. This report provides an overview of existing UPA resources and activities in India with particular emphasis on Delhi and Bangalore though many examples from other Indian cities are also presented.
Urban Agriculture in India: A Survey of Expertise, Capacities and Recent Experience
by Gisèle Yasmeen, Sustainable Development Research Institute, 05 February, 2001
Urban agriculture has gained increasing significance, popularity and advocacy in recent years. As documented by an ever-increasing body of research, the economic crises and restructuring which the developing world has seen in the past decade or two are prime factors behind the phenomenon. But a well-informed, critical look suggests that urban agriculture does little to support sustainable urban development.
Urban agriculture: What limits?
by Don Okpala, unhabitat.org, 01 December, 2003
Urbanization and poverty growth By 2020 the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America will be home to some 75% of all urban dwellers, and to eight of the anticipated nine mega-cities with populations in excess of 20 million. It is expected that by 2020, 85% of the poor in Latin America, and about 40-45% of the poor in Africa and Asia will be concentrated in towns and cities.
About Urban Agriculture
by cipotato.org, cipotato.org, 01 January, 2005
Rooftops are places of fantasy and imagination - places that sit above the din and chaos of the city, engaged with and yet apart from the city\'s motion. Rooftops yearn for the sky and yet are grounded to the city through the buildings which they top. What better place could there be for a garden? Or even better, a garden and a source of food? In this thesis, I will explore the topic of rooftop agriculture, one that has little comprehensive literature written about it. I will examine case studies and the potential for the expansion of roof gardens, as well as barriers to their successful implementation.
Urban Agriculture on the Rooftop
by Michelle Nowak, cityfarmer, 01 January, 1970