India: Srinagar youth turns to small-scale hydroponics farming

Two months ago, Ashiq Hussain, a youth from Srinagar, turned his small courtyard into a hydroponic farm that grows fresh vegetables.

With his newfound knowledge in hydroponics, Ashiq now grows spinach, collard greens, coriander, mint, and many other vegetables, most of which are ready for harvest in just 45 days. “It requires water and power 24/7, which can also work on the inventor, and seeds are sown in the water, and then we add the chemical to the water. It needs sunlight,” he said.

Ashiq was inspired by his friend, who has also set up hydroponics farming. “A small family can do the farming at home easily. It is soil-less farming and does not require land,” he said. He faced the challenge of not having land for traditional farming, leading his family to spend a significant amount on purchasing vegetables.

Then, he converted a part of his courtyard into a hydroponics farm with guidance from the J&K government’s Agriculture Department. He used PVC pipes and a motor for the water circulation system.
A resident of Saida Kada, he said this innovative technique has allowed people like him to grow their vegetables efficiently.

The passionate youth said many people, especially those not having land for traditional farming, have shown interest in starting hydroponic farming.

Source: Rising Kashmir

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