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Exploring the possibilities of Hydroponics at local Indian farms

Sunil started an initiative which would help farmers adopt this method in their farms. According to him, they have to plant herbs and vegetables in a vertical fashion instead of the usual horizontal way.

Recurring droughts across various states in India have brought the farmers to their knees. With no water to nourish their farms, farmers are left with little to no source of income. What do you do when such tragedy strikes, and there is no way you can water your land?


source photo: Facebook page Hydroponic Gardening / Farming

While completing research on alternate methods of farming to help drought-stricken farmers, Sunil Jose, an alumnus of IIM-Bangalore, stumbled upon a solution that might seem ironic at first but is actually quite effective.

The method Sunil hit upon is hydroponics—the practice of growing plants without soil and depends solely on the use of water.

Click here to read the full article at The Better India



Publication date: 5/14/2018

 


 

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