70-YO Indore Man Sets Green Example, Grows His Own

70-YO Indore Man Sets Green Example, Grows His Own Food In His Terrace Garden!

The Better India

Indore-based Arun Anand graduated with an engineering degree from IIT-Roorkee back in 1971.

The engineer worked for over 15 years in Russia, Egypt and Georgia.

In the last five years, the retired engineer, now 70, has managed to set up a beautiful terrace garden where he grows most vegetables, fruits and leafy greens.

But post-retirement, when he decided to settle down in Indore, where he owns a home, things panned out differently.

He speaks to The Better India about what drove him to rooftop gardening.

“Most fruits and vegetables available in the market are genetically modified. In the greed of increasing yield and cloning these vegetables and fruits, we seem to have forgotten how damaging to human health the toxins in these crops can be. I read F William Engdahl’s book, Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, which speaks about the destructive power of these genetically modified seeds and also came across research that linked genetically-modified crops to the rising cases of cancer. This pushed me to start growing my own food,” says Arun.