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Urban Vertical Farming on or beside the Drainage System.

My vision is to construct a waste water treatment plant and Vertical framing on it, to utilize max waste water for use.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Interested to work with any organization who are interested in this idea/vision.

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Other

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.


Website of Legally Registered Entity


How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • Just beginning now

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?


Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?


What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

I have 15 years of work experience with this city. 

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Due to urbanization and rapidly increasing of the city turn into a concrete jungle with replacing agricultural lands in the city, this will lead a shortage of food production and fresh water in coming years. 

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

My idea is to utilize the available land and water to produce food products in urban areas by implementing vertical farming on  drainage canals.


designing wastewater treatment plant on drainage canal and constructing a vertical farm and rainwater harvesting storage system on it.

This creates new land/area for cultivation.

Treatment wastewater and rainwater harvested water is used for agricultural purposes and for aquaculture purpose.


Generating electricity by solar panels.


Maintains the constant weather conditions

Reduce the transport

Food production throughout the year

Create agri tech jobs in urban areas


High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

creates new jobs in this field and by increasing the agri and aqua production everyone will have sufficient food to eat at their cost.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

We can create a new areas for agriculture and aquaculture production and by using the wastewater helps to reduce the polluting of rivers and environment.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Website

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Hi Thirupath kumar kuruvella 

Welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community!

Thank you for sharing your Vision about the food system in Hyderabad, India.

Since the Prize asks you to imagine the food system in 2050, we encourage you to think more about vision than solution. There are a few days left to refine your Vision and here are some tips and questions that could help you build your Vision stronger:

- What will the food system look like in 2050?

- How might you evolve your Vision to make it more inclusive and systemic for your local food system and its numerous stakeholders in Hyderabad?

Please note that the last day to submit your final Vision is on Jan 31, 2020 5 PM Eastern Standard Time. Look forward to seeing your Vision evolving :)