India: Hydroponic farming introduced in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized a media visit to its hydroponic unit in the research farm of the Department of Vegetable Science & Floriculture today.

Reporters of various newspapers visited the unit and hi-tech nursery raising unit and sought information from scientists. AProf HK Chaudhary, the Vice-Chancellor, said that hydroponic farming had been introduced for the first time in the state.

He appreciated the efforts of Dr. Desh Raj Chaudhary, head, and Dr. Parveen Sharma, the scientist in charge of protected cultivation, for doing excellent work in hydroponics.

He said the cultivation of plants in nutrient-enriched water, popularly known as hydroponics, was helpful in hill agriculture where landholdings were small.

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