Hydroponics in vegetable crops: A review
Aurosikha Swain, Subhrajyoti Chatterjee, M Viswanath, Anindita Roy and Amit Biswas
In the present situation, India needs food security which entails that each and every people must have physical and economic access to safe and nutritious food to meet dietary needs. Scarcity of usable water for agriculture leads to production of lesser production of food which ultimately leads to hunger and malnutrition of a large number of people in our country. So, there is an utmost need for adoption of such technology in agriculture that can contribute towards water saving and have a positive impact on food production and availability. ‘Hydroponics’ is one such methodology of soilless cultivation and water use efficiency of this of this is much more than conventional system. Currently hydroponics cultivation is gaining popularity all over the world because of its management of resources in a very efficient way and production of quality foods. Several benefits of this technique include less growing time of crops than conventional crop growing in soil, round the year production, minimum disease and pest infestation and elimination of several intercultural operations like weeding, spraying, watering etc. which is labour intensive.
How to cite this article:
Aurosikha Swain, Subhrajyoti Chatterjee, M Viswanath, Anindita Roy, Amit Biswas. Hydroponics in vegetable crops: A review. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(6):629-634.