Sustainable farming solutions in countries with arid climates such as India have caused an increased interest in hydroponic farms, which practice growing plants without soil in a nutrient-rich water solution. Hyderabad-based agri-tech company, Simply Fresh India, with its new 150-acre farm at Arjunpatla, Siddipet, uses soil-less farming technology, to make available produce that is free of chemicals and pesticides. The company is expanding its presence pan-India and overseas.
Sachin Darbarwar, founder and CEO of Simply Fresh India, told Telangana Today, “Our Rs 120-crore facility at Arjunpatla, Siddipet is one of the most modern and advanced precision farms in India. It is roughly around 150 acres, with 62 acres of land under development as a part of the phase-I. Of this, 22 acres of infrastructure is ready comprising automated artificial intelligence (AI)-controlled retractable greenhouses, which are divided into nursery, R&D, and for growing medicinal plants, leafy greens and vine crops. Another 40 acres is dedicated for seeding and germination room, water treatment plant and tanks, temperature-controlled packhouse, six acres of man-made pond for rainwater harvesting, worker quarters and power supply room. The company is looking at creating about 150-200 jobs when the farm is fully functional.”
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