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Is hydroponics for fodder or horticture being done any where in India?
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Hydroponics for horticultural crops as well as for fodder crops can be practised in india. We are providing you the list of crops for which hydroponics can be practised. variety of crops can be grown using hydroponics/soil-less culture. However, priority must be given to high-value crops depending on the market situation.
Leafy vegetables - Lettuce, Head lettuce, Kang kong, Gotukola
Vegetables - Tomato, Egg Plant, Green bean, Beet, Winged bean, Capsicum, Bell pepper, Cabbage, Cauliflower, cucumbers, melons, raddish
Fodder crops - Sorghum, Alphalfa, Barley, Bermuda grass, Carpet grass
Cereals - Rice, Maize
Condiments - Parsley, Mint, Oregano, Sweet basil
Fruit crops - Strawberry,
Flower/ornamental crops - Anthurium, Merrygold, Coleus, roses, carnations, orchids, chrysanthemums,
Medicinal crops - Alovera

To know the name of firms you have to contact with private agencies those are involved in this farming.

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Greetings

Can you please give different ingrediants ,different chemicals different combination in hydroponic solution,
and how to keep mosquitos away .
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In hydroponic systems, a specially formulated, nutrient rich solution, containing all the necessary macro- and micronutrients necessary for healthy plants, is pumped through an inert medium. The systems are typically installed in a greenhouse or other controlled environment.

White flies, leaf miners and viruses, as well as root diseases such as Pythium root rot and bacterial wilt, are common in hydroponics.

The heat treatment, ozone and ultraviolet radiation are few methods for pest and disease management. The research systems have a program to control certain root diseases with surfactants or by using nonchemical approaches. While the results are not yet practiced in hydroponic systems.

 

[Above information is based on recommendations from National Agriculture Research System. The Effectiveness of the recommendations varies from place to place with changes in natural resource and climate. Farmers are advised to use the information on their own responsibility. KVK Baramati shall not be responsible for any consequences.]
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THE PET BHARO PROJECT INDIA- SOLVING HUNGER AND POVERTY

Project Summary by Lt Cdr (retd) CV Prakash, Founder and Chief Visionary, The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics India

www.petbharoproject.com

Introduction of Simplified Hydroponics Technology to reduce vulnerability and improve the food security of marginalized communities in India with special reference to the poor and weaker sections of India

Project Background

Simplified Hydroponics is a technology incorporating soilless culture techniques without the use of mechanical devices or testing equipment. Developed in the early 1980’s in Colombia, Simplified Hydroponics projects have been implemented in 22 Latin American and African countries mostly funded by UNDP and the UN FAO.

Simplified Hydroponics has been designed to be accessible to people with limited resources and inputs such as land space, water, nutrients and grower infrastructure. The technology has now evolved to incorporate low inputs and concentrates on utilizing recycled materials or agricultural wastes. People with disabilities and elderly people can also adopt the technology. A high level of literacy or prior agricultural knowledge is not required to learn the technique.

A simplified garden can be as small as one bed grower of 1m2 and even up to 1000m2 which is a full-scale commercial operation. It has been estimated from empirical evidences that a family production unit that includes 20 bed growers of (40m2 growing space) can generate an income of about $ 101.00 per month. The above figures are based on the experience gained from projects implemented in Columbia and other countries in the past 24 years.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the proposed project is to conduct adaptive research and pilot testing of simplified hydroponics technology involving poor and weaker communities to develop the technology package, technology and support services needed for its adoption, to suit local socio-economic conditions to facilitate the wider adoption and dissemination of the technology. Specific objectives are:

  • To set up the Indian Institute for Simplified Hydroponics which has now been established in Nov 2009 at Bangalore, India.
  • To transfer the simplified hydroponics technology to India and adopt the technology to suit local conditions through adoptive research.
  • To Pilot test the technology involving local communities
  • Organize and conduct training of trainers on Simplified Hydroponics technology for wider dissemination of this technology to reach poor rural families affected by drought.
  • Develop a comprehensive technology and services delivery package for its wider adoption.
  • To create a protocol for Hydroponics growing to suit different environments in India.
  • To create a list of vegetables and herbs that suit different environments in India at the same time ensuring basic nutritional values are achieved thus ensuring good health for the people.

Project Rationale

Drought is a perennial and recurring feature in many parts of India. According to Government of India reports, more than 50% of the country is prone to drought in varying degrees. Drought leads to large-scale migration in search of alternative livelihoods, loss of human life due to stress, suicide, starvation or unhygienic conditions and increased social conflict.

 

Even in Maharashtra, one of India's most prosperous states, recurring drought has crippled the state's economy, caused a fall in agricultural and non-agricultural wages, severely affected the livelihoods of millions, led to crop damage and death or incapacitation of livestock. Effect of drought on the vulnerability and the livelihoods of poor communities are manifested in scarcity of food for consumption and unemployment as a direct result of inadequate water for agricultural purposes. During drought most poor families have to satisfy themselves with only one meal a day.

Development of satisfactory strategies to combat drought, has been a major preoccupation of almost all succeeding governments of the past century. However, all such development interventions have been focused on supplying water through irrigation. It is a fact that irrigation water has become the most expensive input supplied by the state in the dry zone and in addition, in India, almost all economically promising sources of irrigation appears to be already developed. As a consequence, irrigation water has increasingly become a scarce input in agricultural production compounded by the ever-increasing population growth and demand for water.

The net effect of the above scenario is the increased vulnerability and food insecurity of thousands of families in marginalized communities that live in drought prone areas.

In view of these circumstances it has become imperative to shift the emphasis from the traditional objective of irrigation/water supply increases to other means of dry zone development and improve the livelihoods of poor communities in the dry zone. One such intervention is the introduction of water efficient agricultural technologies coupled with rain water harvesting technology. It is proposed to test a Pilot Simplified Hydroponics systems in India as one such alternative. (India’s first Simplified Hydroponics garden to grow vegetables and herbs has now been set up at the Sandra Ricketts Public School in rural Bangalore).

 

 

Project Partners and their role

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH)  India  and it’s various state chapters, will provide technical training, technology transfer support, setting standards and maintaining the  quality of the Simplified Hydroponic gardens and assist in gaining start up capital for projects from world and state bodies. ISH Bangalore has trained 126 Master Trainers from different parts of India between 16th Jan 2009-15th Feb 2009.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will assist in establishing the Indian Institute of Simplified Hydroponics chapters in all Indian states. The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, Bangalore, India  will also be responsible for linking ISH with organizations in the entire Indian  region and bringing regional perspective to the proposed project.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will assist in conducting adoptive research component to determine the scientific and socio-economic parameters in technology transfer.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will undertake adoptive research on technology development in areas of nutrient solution testing and improving and other scientific inputs in the field of analytical chemistry.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will assist in setting up of the ISH Franchises/Chapters and its promotion through ISH web sites, transfer of technology, providing advisory services and fund raising where required.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will be responsible for wider dissemination of the technology through its India wide network of NGO’s/ Societies/Trusts and various Social welfare schemes of the government, providing credit facilities to rural communities for adoption of the technology and other business development support services.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will assist in participatory needs assessment, resource and livelihoods assessment of poor, participatory planning, project designing, monitoring and evaluations and producing case studies for wider dissemination.

 Expected Outputs of the Project

  • To set up the Indian Institute for Simplified Hydroponics. (Now completed) A brick and mortar institute will become a reality at Bangalore Rural within 6 months i.e by the month of September 2009.
  • Understand the technical and economic parameters of the Simplified Hydroponics technology in relation to its adoptability to socio-economic conditions in India. Carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Simplified Hydroponics technology under Indian conditions.
  • Technical and Service package will be developed for wider dissemination of the simplified hydroponics technology. A compendium or Indian Hydroponics Handbook/Guidebook will be compiled within three years to act as a reference guide for all Indian’s practicing Simplified Hydroponics.
  • Quarterly, half-yearly and Annual seminars will be held region wise and at a national level every years where papers will be submitted by various practitioners of Simplified Hydroponics from different regions of India.
  • Production and marketing system will be developed for input supply. This includes the production of nutrient solution, delivery system, training package and a services package to facilitate the wider adoption of the technology.
  • Qualified trainers are to be made available to assist the dissemination of the technology. The Project aims to help master trainers so trained to make a livelihood by training of people in their areas of operation.
  • The project aims to measure the tangible benefits in terms of how people using Simplified Hydroponics have gained sustainability, livelihood and health over a period of 5-10 years since the project was launched.
  • Through Micro-Credit help the poorest sections of India gain Sustainability and Livelihood and see a tangible change in poverty and hunger in India.

Conclusion

It is the vision and mission of the Founder and Chief Visionary Lt Cdr (retd) CV Prakash of the Institute of Simplified Hydroponics Bangalore, India to spread the technology to all corners of India, through the fullest involvement of all individual, private and government bodies. The Pet Bharo Project aims to (in Gandhiji’s words) “wipe every tear from every eye

 

Contacts

Lt Cdr (retd) CV Prakash, Founder and Chief Visionary Mob  09895522777

Email:  cv@petbharoproject.com

Ms Sangeeta Bojappa, Director (Programs)                     Mob  09840614645

enrolment@petbharoproject.com

 

 

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THE PET BHARO PROJECT INDIA- SOLVING HUNGER AND POVERTY

Project Summary by Lt Cdr (retd) CV Prakash, Founder and Chief Visionary, The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics India

www.petbharoproject.com

Introduction of Simplified Hydroponics Technology to reduce vulnerability and improve the food security of marginalized communities in India with special reference to the poor and weaker sections of India

Project Background

Simplified Hydroponics is a technology incorporating soilless culture techniques without the use of mechanical devices or testing equipment. Developed in the early 1980’s in Colombia, Simplified Hydroponics projects have been implemented in 22 Latin American and African countries mostly funded by UNDP and the UN FAO.

Simplified Hydroponics has been designed to be accessible to people with limited resources and inputs such as land space, water, nutrients and grower infrastructure. The technology has now evolved to incorporate low inputs and concentrates on utilizing recycled materials or agricultural wastes. People with disabilities and elderly people can also adopt the technology. A high level of literacy or prior agricultural knowledge is not required to learn the technique.

A simplified garden can be as small as one bed grower of 1m2 and even up to 1000m2 which is a full-scale commercial operation. It has been estimated from empirical evidences that a family production unit that includes 20 bed growers of (40m2 growing space) can generate an income of about $ 101.00 per month. The above figures are based on the experience gained from projects implemented in Columbia and other countries in the past 24 years.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the proposed project is to conduct adaptive research and pilot testing of simplified hydroponics technology involving poor and weaker communities to develop the technology package, technology and support services needed for its adoption, to suit local socio-economic conditions to facilitate the wider adoption and dissemination of the technology. Specific objectives are:

  • To set up the Indian Institute for Simplified Hydroponics which has now been established in Nov 2009 at Bangalore, India.
  • To transfer the simplified hydroponics technology to India and adopt the technology to suit local conditions through adoptive research.
  • To Pilot test the technology involving local communities
  • Organize and conduct training of trainers on Simplified Hydroponics technology for wider dissemination of this technology to reach poor rural families affected by drought.
  • Develop a comprehensive technology and services delivery package for its wider adoption.
  • To create a protocol for Hydroponics growing to suit different environments in India.
  • To create a list of vegetables and herbs that suit different environments in India at the same time ensuring basic nutritional values are achieved thus ensuring good health for the people.

Project Rationale

Drought is a perennial and recurring feature in many parts of India. According to Government of India reports, more than 50% of the country is prone to drought in varying degrees. Drought leads to large-scale migration in search of alternative livelihoods, loss of human life due to stress, suicide, starvation or unhygienic conditions and increased social conflict.

 

Even in Maharashtra, one of India's most prosperous states, recurring drought has crippled the state's economy, caused a fall in agricultural and non-agricultural wages, severely affected the livelihoods of millions, led to crop damage and death or incapacitation of livestock. Effect of drought on the vulnerability and the livelihoods of poor communities are manifested in scarcity of food for consumption and unemployment as a direct result of inadequate water for agricultural purposes. During drought most poor families have to satisfy themselves with only one meal a day.

Development of satisfactory strategies to combat drought, has been a major preoccupation of almost all succeeding governments of the past century. However, all such development interventions have been focused on supplying water through irrigation. It is a fact that irrigation water has become the most expensive input supplied by the state in the dry zone and in addition, in India, almost all economically promising sources of irrigation appears to be already developed. As a consequence, irrigation water has increasingly become a scarce input in agricultural production compounded by the ever-increasing population growth and demand for water.

The net effect of the above scenario is the increased vulnerability and food insecurity of thousands of families in marginalized communities that live in drought prone areas.

In view of these circumstances it has become imperative to shift the emphasis from the traditional objective of irrigation/water supply increases to other means of dry zone development and improve the livelihoods of poor communities in the dry zone. One such intervention is the introduction of water efficient agricultural technologies coupled with rain water harvesting technology. It is proposed to test a Pilot Simplified Hydroponics systems in India as one such alternative. (India’s first Simplified Hydroponics garden to grow vegetables and herbs has now been set up at the Sandra Ricketts Public School in rural Bangalore).

 

 

Project Partners and their role

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH)  India  and it’s various state chapters, will provide technical training, technology transfer support, setting standards and maintaining the  quality of the Simplified Hydroponic gardens and assist in gaining start up capital for projects from world and state bodies. ISH Bangalore has trained 126 Master Trainers from different parts of India between 16th Jan 2009-15th Feb 2009.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will assist in establishing the Indian Institute of Simplified Hydroponics chapters in all Indian states. The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, Bangalore, India  will also be responsible for linking ISH with organizations in the entire Indian  region and bringing regional perspective to the proposed project.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will assist in conducting adoptive research component to determine the scientific and socio-economic parameters in technology transfer.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will undertake adoptive research on technology development in areas of nutrient solution testing and improving and other scientific inputs in the field of analytical chemistry.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will assist in setting up of the ISH Franchises/Chapters and its promotion through ISH web sites, transfer of technology, providing advisory services and fund raising where required.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will be responsible for wider dissemination of the technology through its India wide network of NGO’s/ Societies/Trusts and various Social welfare schemes of the government, providing credit facilities to rural communities for adoption of the technology and other business development support services.

v  The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics, (ISH) India  will assist in participatory needs assessment, resource and livelihoods assessment of poor, participatory planning, project designing, monitoring and evaluations and producing case studies for wider dissemination.

 Expected Outputs of the Project

  • To set up the Indian Institute for Simplified Hydroponics. (Now completed) A brick and mortar institute will become a reality at Bangalore Rural within 6 months i.e by the month of September 2009.
  • Understand the technical and economic parameters of the Simplified Hydroponics technology in relation to its adoptability to socio-economic conditions in India. Carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Simplified Hydroponics technology under Indian conditions.
  • Technical and Service package will be developed for wider dissemination of the simplified hydroponics technology. A compendium or Indian Hydroponics Handbook/Guidebook will be compiled within three years to act as a reference guide for all Indian’s practicing Simplified Hydroponics.
  • Quarterly, half-yearly and Annual seminars will be held region wise and at a national level every years where papers will be submitted by various practitioners of Simplified Hydroponics from different regions of India.
  • Production and marketing system will be developed for input supply. This includes the production of nutrient solution, delivery system, training package and a services package to facilitate the wider adoption of the technology.
  • Qualified trainers are to be made available to assist the dissemination of the technology. The Project aims to help master trainers so trained to make a livelihood by training of people in their areas of operation.
  • The project aims to measure the tangible benefits in terms of how people using Simplified Hydroponics have gained sustainability, livelihood and health over a period of 5-10 years since the project was launched.
  • Through Micro-Credit help the poorest sections of India gain Sustainability and Livelihood and see a tangible change in poverty and hunger in India.

Conclusion

It is the vision and mission of the Founder and Chief Visionary Lt Cdr (retd) CV Prakash of the Institute of Simplified Hydroponics Bangalore, India to spread the technology to all corners of India, through the fullest involvement of all individual, private and government bodies. The Pet Bharo Project aims to (in Gandhiji’s words) “wipe every tear from every eye

 

Contacts

Lt Cdr (retd) CV Prakash, Founder and Chief Visionary Mob  09895522777

Email:  cv@petbharoproject.com

Ms Sangeeta Bojappa, Director (Programs)                     Mob  09840614645

enrolment@petbharoproject.com

 

 


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Thank you sir/madam, for very valuable solutions .Thanks again.
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I am very much pleased to know the question on Hydroponics and equally very much pleased to the correct and detailed information provided by KVK BARAMATI .
hope such information will come regularly to enlighten new things .
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There is some very USEFUL "FREE" INFO ON HYDROPONICS for Begininers here:

http://www.home.aone.net.au/~hydroponics

Some TIPS to avoid pitfalls!

http://geekgardener.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/petbharos-hydroponics-training-disappointing/
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I found this story on the Internet regarding Hydroponics Training in Bangalore:
My EXPERIENCE with the Pet Bharo Simplified Hydroponics Course
HYDROPONICS – PET BHARO or POCKET BHARO?
(Written in Public Interest by V.Shanker)

I attended a Simplified Hydroponics Training Course in Bangalore on May 7th 2009 conducted by C V Prakash who runs an organization called “Institute of Simplified Hydroponics”; (Bank Account Number No 03532000005854 HDFC Bank, Kalyan Nagar Branch Bangalore.)

The Course was advertised and ‘promoted’ as a solution to grow food for the poor masses in India using HYDROPONIC techniques. This ’social cause’ was implied in the name “PET BHARO (Hindi word translated to mean “FILL YOUR STOMACH”). We were also given to understand that “HYDROPONICS is a COST EFFECTIVE method to grow food using minimum water and land resources”. This was meant to HELP the hungry millions in India to escape poverty and malnutrition. Clearly all this was a sales gimmick to exploit India’s Poverty and derive support and sympathy from the public for an undeserving, dubious cause and perhaps to find a few gullible individuals to part with a substantial sum of money.

The duration of course was 3 days and the fee charged was RS 10,000/-. All the hype and subtle salesmanship made it appear that the course was ‘real value for money’. A few names of foreigners were dropped into the kettle to give it a flavor of scientific research and United Nations backing.

The course had nothing much to offer other than information commonly available on the Internet. We were shown a few video clips of some plants grown hydroponically in Mexico/Cuba. WE WERE NOT SHOWN A SINGLE PLANT THAT WAS GROWN BY Mr. C.V. Prakash and his team from ISH (Institute of Simplified Hydroponics). We had to simply go by his word that he had a great deal of experience and knowledge.

The BIGGEST DISSAPOINTMENT and RUDE SHOCK to the students who paid RS 10 K was that at the end of 3 days of an utterly boring and plagiarized training programme we were told that the FORMULA for NUTRIENT was a “TRADE SECRET” only known to Mr. C.V. Prakash and that we would have to order the NUTRIENT MIX (Fertilzer salts mixed in specific quantities) only from Prakash. (Despite the fact that he has NO TRADING LICENSE for handling these very dangerous chemical substances!)
We were further required to PAY a sum of Rs 7250/- for 1 year’s supply of Nutrient Mix. This was VAGUELY described as the quantity required for 200 Sq Mt of garden for 1 year. There was NO WEIGHT mentioned on the packing. When I called to find out the weight I was informed by a staff member that the weight was no known as I had not ordered by weight! (I had supposedly ordered a ‘year’s supply’)

Now we had already spent more than 3 Days in Bangalore (most of us were from other cities), given a fee of 10K, spent about another 10K in traveling and hotel expenses. We (some of us in the class) requested Mr. C.V. Prakash to give us the NUTRIENT FORMULA to enable us to buy the ingredients in the open market but he refused, saying that it was his TRADE SECRET!

All along C.V. Prakash was posturing as a “SAVIOUR” of the poor, hungry masses of India – and …WHAM! Now he has mutated into this shrewd businessman. (Of course there is nothing wrong in wanting to make a little money or a lot of money either- but this had a VERY BAD SMELL to it … . The whole idea of “PET BHARO” suddenly became a “POCKET BHARO” project!!!

Anyway, I paid up the 7250/- and he shipped the Nutrients to me after nearly a month or so. It was further shocking when I saw the condition of the PACKING – absolutely shoddy. Just a few HDPE sacks loosely packed and tied with a rope. There was NO INVOICE! Imagine shipping FERTILIZERS across India without a LICENSE!

I reconciled myself to the reality of the scam and decided to go ahead and give our friend CV Prakash the benefit of the doubt. I set up a 200 SQ MT garden using coco peat as the substrate. I invested in several thermocole tubs, racks, etc. I did a lot of hard work. I spent a lot of time trying to make the best of a bad situation. For 5 months till date I have been working on the project – with extremely disappointing yields and mediocre results.

To make matters even more FRUSTRATING, I realized that the NUTRIENT FORMULA strength was inadequate. I used it for my garden for 3 months and so did some of my enthusiastic friends who were victims of this Pet Bharo joke. The growth of the plants was very poor. I subsequently tested the NUTRIENT FORMULA in the prescribed quantity of water that I was advised to use and came to the conclusion that unless the QUANTITY OF NUTRIENT SALTS was doubled it was unlikely to give a suitable PPM reading (1500 to 2000 PPM is required according to other expert sources, whereas the PET BHARO MIX was only providing a PPM count of around 700 as per ratio of Nutrient-Water advised by ISH).

The YIELD of the various vegetables was found to be very low. Nothing extraordinary! The pests had to be kept out using a variety of bio pesticides. In fact this WHOLE FUTILE EXERCISE has proved to be VERY COSTLY in terms of TIME and MONEY. In fact, in my opinion the COST OF VEGETABLES using this method of HYDROPONICS will exceed the MARKET PRICE of vegetables by at least 200% …… imagine solving poverty in India!

My conclusion:

1. The Simplified Hydroponics Training Course conducted by C.V. Prakash is NOT WORTH THE 10K

2. The Course should obviously provide a DETAILED NUTRIENT FORMULA to all, to enable them to produce the mix as per their specific requirements.

3. The ISH should MANUFACTURE and MARKET the NUTRIENT FORMULA with a proper Registration and License and it should be delivered with PROPER PACKING.

4. The name PET BHARO along with all its connotations of ALTRUISM should be discarded and Mr. C.V. Prakash should SELL HIS COURSE as a “HOBBY for the ELITE” not as a SOLUTION for the POOR.
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