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A woman in Pathsala town of Assam’s Bajali district has been drawing the attention of the neighbouring people.

Reason – she has created an attractive organic kitchen garden with varieties of day-to-day vegetables including medicinal vegetables and flowers in top floor of her building.

She is Mrinalini Deka Medhi.

By profession though she is a teacher, her hobby is to spend time in gardening to fulfill the day-to-day needs of her family.

“Now-a-days vegetable available in the market is very dangerous for health due to use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers indiscriminately, so my endeavour is to fulfill my family needs and also to encourage the people of the locality for kitchen gardening,” she said when this reporter visited her garden.

Her garden is full with various vegetable, lush green spinach, bean, broccoli, tomato, radish, varieties of chilli, lemon, palm, strawberry, bottle guard, bitter guard etc.

She collects vermi compost and cow dung from long distances for her garden.

For last four years she is enjoying gardening and this year she even erected one green house in her top floor for continuing her mission of organic gardening.

“Lot of people of my locality visit my garden and encourage me in my work and I too encourage the people to do such gardening which have a positive impact on health and make proper utilization of time,” she said.

She even works in night hours and through her hard work wants to show a path to the other women of the locality for such gardening and produce the needful and healthy items to their own families.

She uses empty pots and fish tray (thermocol), tubs for planting vegetables and flowers in her garden in attractive manner.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: