Most of us do not have backyards or a home garden where one could grow hydroponically, but if we get into large scale (1 acre plus) hydroponic farming then there is going to be a lot of hydroponic farms in the making and running.The hydroponic farms could move closer to markets as the logistics would vastly improve. Note that there is no export market for hydroponic produce as the farmer can grow a crop in the importing market itself. Irrespective of the location.Besides this kind of farming is intensive high productivity farming.Dear Dr. Saghal and Priadarshini,
Precisely what changes would be seen in Indian horticulture in next five years with hydroponics in focus?
As told by -
Dr. Vidur Sahgal
With the advent of hydroponics in India, Indian Horticulture industry is bound to grow leaps and bounds. You can estimate the success of hydroponics with the fact that not only the farming communities, but also the corporate giants are venturing into horticulture especially hydroponics in a big way. Many farmers are doing controlled environment agriculture already and many people, especially youth are now showing interest in automated hydroponic projects all over India. With hydroponic CEA, our farmers would not be worried of animal nuisances and natural forces like drought, hailstorm while growing crops. They will have better control over their growing conditions and pest problems. Agriculture sector is booming these days with good
subsidies offered on such projects by various state and central governments; and in India, with more mouths to feed and depleting agriculture land and resources, farmers would surely like to explore new innovative methods of farming that can increase the quality and quantity of their yield in a feasible, practical way.
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