I have been growing tomatoes and peppers for the last more than 15 years in simple soilless/hydroponic (including NFT) systems. I have a passion for hydroponics and want to associate and contribute with some good hydroponic unit in India or overseas. I also want to lay hands on automated systems. I shall appreciate your response how I can go about it. email@example.com 094181 93799
Good to know and sounds well. I hope you would have know the cost of investment on this highly technical cultivation methodology by this time. Recently I am getting exposed to hydroponics system in England. Based on my recent research in India, we donít get returns in terms of price either through hydroponics or organic cultivations considering the investments that we have put in.
Additionally, we donít get any subsidies from governments for hydroponics. Also that is not a proven system in India for providing any technical support for any risks.
On the other hand, think of the capital and labour cost to go for other cultivations if you planned for commercial aspects.
This is nothing to de-motive your passion, but I would like you to look into the marketing aspects and the prospects on selling your items before you set up any kind of cultivations
Great to hear for some one who is got 15 years of EXP , In India it can be very profitable if we make the system simple and Nutrition sold in the market at a lower cost, To day 1000 Litter of nutrition cost around Rs.700, which mean the cost of production goes higher, But where as the actual cost of chemicals for the nutrients in India is only RS.250.The system used like NFT,Run to waste, etc are been sold at very high cost. If some one can use there own creativity and make a system and get nutrients prepared them self i Guess nothing like it.
Mr.Bansal, I will sppreciate you to share your Exp with our fellow members if you wish to.
I am ready to share my small knowledge . Soon will post my hydroponic research center pics .Setting up in Bangalore. With Aframe, Bench, Aeroponic tables,Drip and drain system, raised bed, fodder system at low cost. and moreeeeeeeeee hanging vertical systems... much more.
I don't agree with your words "we don’t get returns in terms of price either through hydroponics or organic cultivations considering the investments that we have put in." i don't have any knowledge about hydroponics but about organic cultivation i have better.
Now the mindset of peoples lives in cities like bangalore and chennai changed. Awarness about health getting increased because of the increased risk of cancer like diseases. People are ready to pay higher amount if they get a good, quality food. It is upto you to prove. Also, talking about investment, over a period the expenses of cultivation except seeds, harvesting become zero if you go for organic.
I am 100% agree with you without inorganic it is not possible bcoz our soil is highly acclimatized with inorganic fertilizer & it is difficult to change. It will be possible if our Govt will give subsidy to our farmers to grow organic foods. Then farmers will interested to grow organic & recover their losses.
Dear Sirajul Islam: When we look for Govt subsidies, I think the entrepreneur spirits gets diminished. If one can generate quality produce, there should not be problem for its disposal and it should give adequate remuneration.Regards. GLB