Environmental scientist Amarjyoti Kashyap has innovated the concept of fishing in urban homes by converting 1000 sq ft of the terrace area in his residential building into a natural pond and recreation centre.
Kashyap has ingeniously converted the area of his terrace into a breeding ground of different types of fishes and promoted the idea of rooftop fishing directly from his two-storey residential building located on Hatigaon area in Guwahati.
He has been rearing and cultivating fish in his own residence for quite sometime.
Rooftop fishing is a great method of urban farming that can help urban dwellers in saving money as well as earn additional income by selling the fishes bred in rooftop ponds.
Kashyap who was a former environmental science professor also associated with an NGO Environ which addresses issues of environmental degradation and work for economic development in the northeastern region.
The environmental scientist had invented a waste assimilator due to which he won the Millennium Alliance Innovation Award entitled “Solid Waste Resource Management and Environmental Sanitation” in 2017.
Kashyap’s invention of waste assimilator has been chosen as the only innovation under the Water and Sanitation segment in 2017 by Millenium Alliance.
Millenium Alliance is a joint platform of many leading global organizations which identify breakthrough research innovations carried out in India that could help in addressing various developmental challenges of the country.
The waste assimilator is a device that can convert solid biodegradable kitchen waste into useful organic compost that can be used for growing different kinds of crops.