Residents of this Hyderabad community grow their own vegetables and live by the principle of giving back to nature
Resident of Organo is an eco-residence located in Naindi, Hyderabad, which calls itself ‘Grameen’ (urban people living rural life). The founders of the community Nagesh Battula, Vijaya Durga and Rajendra Kumar assured that Organo Nandi is built on core philosophy. Growth – Prosperity for all. Built on 36.5 acres of land in Aziznagar in Moinabad mandal, it has 73 villas, and was established as a community to reestablish an honest relationship with how to produce and consume resources.
An architect by profession, the trio has played the role of developers of Eco-Niwas. Says Nagesh, “We established the organo with the ट्रिपल Triple Bottom Line ‘(Giving Back to Nature) principle as our core agenda. The passion for ‘change’ in today’s society as well as building a community that revolves around anti-urbanization inspired the team to start Organo. By blending rural experiences and urban conveniences to support a healthy way of living, our approach is to combat urbanization by building Rurban (rural-urban) communities, creating a new growth paradigm. “
Communities with villas in one part and farmland and Cowshed In another, a lot of residents have been seen in the community recently. Vijaya says, “These are residents who have villas but were not residing here.” Post-lockdown, occupancy rates have increased. Now, we have 45 families who live in Organo Nandi. ”
A day in the life…
A typical day in this community may not even begin with the residents roaming the fields for land or grazing cows, but it certainly begins with chemical-free, fresh produce that reaches the door. Says Nagesh, “Everyday produce is evenly divided and distributed among everyday residents. Apart from this, we also have a community kitchen where we cook and if they do not want to cook, the residents can have food. Residents can go to the fields if they want. Otherwise we have farmers who come to work on the fields. “
Nagesh explains that the thought process was developed using an innovative and closed loop credit system Sapta pathaSeven varieties of sustainability: food, water, energy, earth, air, shelter and people. He says, “This is a net-zero energy community that facilitates organic farming, Cowshed (Cow shelter), earth wind tunnel draft system, zero disposal of organic waste, zero wastewater discharge, in-house production of natural fertilizers and pesticides, use of local materials and bamboo for construction and land harvesting from 15 acres, many Other closed loop systems with. “