Hydroponics technique suitable for hills: Farm varsity V-C

Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University (HPAU), Prof.HK Chaudhary said, “The technique of growing plants in hydroponics and nutrient-rich water is ideal for hills.

Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University (HPAU), Prof.HK Chaudhary, said that hydroponics, the strategy of growing plants in nutrient-rich water is ideal for hills and helping to increase the income of small farmers in states like Himachal Pradesh.

He was speaking during a media visit to the Hydroponic Unit at the Research Farm of the Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture.

He commended DR Choudhury, Head of the Division and Prabhupada scientists for safe cultivation in hydroponics.

He said hydroponics technology is useful in hill farming where land holding is small, landless farmers and soil fertility are suitable for poor and rain-fed areas.

Hydroponics, also known as White Color Agriculture, is environmentally friendly, said Prof. Chaudhary.

The Department also advised that the use of bamboo should be made to form farmer friendly hydroponics technologies. He said the university is organizing training for farmers to popularize the technology.

Also informed about value projects 20 crores in the Department including the National Council for Agricultural Research of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

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