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Hydroponics Farming: Man planted 10,000 plants without soil in his Three-Story Building

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jun 07, 2022 12:00 PM

Read Time: 2 minute

Ramveer is a former full-time journalist who live in a native of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, has transformed his three-story mansion into a hydroponics farm. He has planted 10,000 plants without soil.

How it started?

Ramveer Singh's friend's uncle was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. He came to know that the cancer was caused by a chemical-laden vegetable after conducting extensive research. He was first terrified, but he determined that he would protect his family from such dangers.

Ramveer chose to leave his profession and devote his time to growing organic vegetables on his ancestral land. The farm is 40 km from Bareilly, and he traveled there to cultivate vegetables and expand the land's productivity. He began working as a freelance journalist and started professionally selling organic agricultural products.

Why did he choose hydroponics as a method of farming?

In 2017-18, Ramveer studied hydroponics farming in Dubai as part of an agriculture-related program. He was happy when he discovered that this technique of farming does not require soil, can be cultivated with less insect infestation, and saves roughly 80% of the water required for plant growth.

Ramveer spent two weeks learning farming practices from farmers. He wanted to try with agricultural practices at home when he returned. He is now generating millions by transforming his three-story mansion into a hydroponics farm.

How did he establish it?

Ramveer began to organize hydroponics systems on his balconies and open places utilizing pipes and other equipment. He used the nutrient film technique (NFT) and the deep flow technology to construct two ways for the farm (DFT). The farm is currently spread out over 750 square meters, with over 10,000 plants.

Some of the vegetables he grows are Okra, chilies, capsicum, bottle gourd, tomatoes, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, strawberries, fenugreek, and green peas .
"I use hydroponics to raise all of my seasonal crops. The system is made up of PVC pipes and works by gravity to circulate the water. By injecting nutrients like as magnesium, copper, phosphorus, nitrogen, zinc, and others into the flowing water, the arrangement guarantees that around 16 nutrients, such as magnesium, copper, phosphorus, nitrogen, zinc, and others, reach the plants. The process saves 90% of use water," he explains.

Is hydroponics better than other farming methods?

Ramveer considers hydroponic farming to be healthier and more effective than organic farming. According to Ramveer, vegetables cultivated under hydroponics have a higher nutritional absorption rate. There is no risk of soil contamination. He claims that hydroponics farming is free of dangerous chemicals.

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