Urine is secret of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's flourishing garden

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published May 6, 2015, 11:01 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 6:50 am IST
‘Urine was a “free fertiliser” that could help people grow bigger plants’
A file photo of Union minister Nitin Gadkari
 A file photo of Union minister Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: The saffron party has suggested cow urine — gomutra — as the panacea for all ills, but Union minister Nitin Gadkari went a step further recently saying human urine could help plants grow bigger.

In fact, Mr Gadkari said the secret behind his well-groomed garden at his New Delhi bungalow — in Delhi’s posh Lutyens’ Zone — was his own urine. Speaking at an event on irrigation in Nagpur, he said urine was a “free fertiliser” that could help people grow bigger plants.

 

Saying he was embarrassed to speak about it, Mr Gadkari said: “I collected urine in a 50-litre can. I called the gardener and told him to water some plants with it. There was a clear difference — it grew one-and-a- half times bigger.”

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