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Hydroponics Farming: Man Covers his Three-Story Building with 10,000 Plants; Earns 70 Lakh Yearly

Ramveer spent two weeks learning farming practices from farmers. He wanted to try with agricultural practices at home when he returned.

Shruti Kandwal
He grows okra, chilies, capsicum, bottle gourd, tomatoes, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, strawberries, fenugreek, and green peas
He grows okra, chilies, capsicum, bottle gourd, tomatoes, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, strawberries, fenugreek, and green peas

An event may sometimes completely transform your life in an instant. Sometimes it's a realization, while other times it’s a piece of valuable knowledge. Ramveer Singh, a native of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, had a similar experience.

How it started?

Ramveer Singh's friend's uncle was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. He discovered 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, a former full-time journalist, 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 I traveled there to cultivate vegetables and expand the land's productivity," he stated.

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, he studied hydroponics farming in Dubai as part of an agriculture-related program. They were happy when they 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, thanks to his passion and love for hydroponics farms.

How did he establish it?

He then began to organize hydroponics systems on his balconies and open places utilizing pipes and other equipment. They 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.

Okra, chilies, capsicum, bottle gourd, tomatoes, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, strawberries, fenugreek, and green peas are some of the vegetables he grows. 

"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. "I believe that vegetables cultivated under hydroponics have a higher nutritional absorption rate. Furthermore, there is no risk of soil contamination since a neighbouring farmer who practices chemical farming may expose soil or plants to chemicals or pesticides while spraying chemicals or pesticides in conventional farming. He claims that "hydroponics farming is free of dangerous chemicals."

Passers-by were captivated by his amazing and unique farm, which had a concrete building covered with veggies that hung over the edges. The farmer founded the Vimpa Organic and Hydroponics enterprise, which brings in Rs 70 lakh per year.

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