Please find attached a brief booklet on Hydroponics which is old but good enough to serve as a first information.
Even if it was published in US if someone from our end can use our creativity to find an adaptable model which is cost effective and suitable for us it may be helpful for the farmers especially the ones own non-fertile lands. It will also be helpful for urban population who doesn’t have land or soil for cultivation to produce their daily vegetable.
The ready to use hydroponic nutrients are available in the market (through Amazon, Alibaba etc…) but expensive. If any/some of us are interested to take the responsibility of producing the nutrients locally and supply to farmers (not to be extreme rich overnight but to serve the society with a minimum reasonable margin!!!) this can be resolved.
If somebody is ambitious in experiments he may try to replace the chemical nutrients by organic nutrients like vermi compost or biogas/gobergas slurry etc… (I don’t have any idea if this will work or not and I don’t have the opportunity to experiment right now as I am currently in Nigeria working for a multinational telecom based in UAE. I’m planning to settle back in India in another one and half to two years time and actively join with you guys! Till then I have to keep my ambition active through Farmnest and other similar sites.)
I am sure that some of us must be having better knowledge on Hydroponic methods but it seems that nobody wants to share the information openly without grabbing the opportunity for a consultancy fee!! We should not forget that Indian farmers are already milked to blood and we need to feed over a billion people. Moreover, for us - Indians - agriculture is a way of life rather than a business - let’s go mediocre at least.
Thanks and the best regards
Hydroponics - A Brief Booklet.pdf (811 KB)