The state government is planning to give a big push to hydroponic farming in the cities in a bid to encourage households to grow vegetables in their own homes. The agriculture department said plans are afoot to tie up with municipal corporations like AMC to enable it to reach out to more households and residential societies with the hydroponic technique of growing vegetables. Hands-on training will be provided by agriculture department staff to residents with the help of DIY videos, a senior official said.
The technique of hydroponic farming is catching on in cities like Ahmedabad and others in the state owing to the benefits it brings like low costs and the small space that it requires to flourish in homes. The State agriculture department is planning to take the technique to the public with the launch of a new program.
A few startups in Ahmedabad too are helping out individuals and institutions in hydroponics farming.
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