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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

A review on scope and potentiality of vertical farming in India

Author(s):

Anil Kumar, Rajkumari Asha Devi, Pedada Sindhusha and Mishael R Marak

Abstract:
Continuous rising population is necessitating the maximization of food production per unit area i.e. productivity. There has been already well known different advance methods like aquaponics, nutrient film technique (NFT), aeroponics, etc. but they do not have that much good land utilization. So, to conciliate this land problem vertical farming was introduced. It utilizes the vertical unused space which or else left unused in other farming systems. This can also facilitates the peoples to get the fresh cut vegetables regularly. Moreover, nowadays peoples are showing their keen interest towards their health and to meet their healthy food requirements, salad vegetables are the best options as due to nutritional values. The vegetables have high number of health benefits. They are rich sources of minerals, vitamins and various bioflavonoids which are essential for the growth and development of human beings. The vegetables can also be eaten raw in form of salad. The vegetables are also suited best under this structure as these are short duration and provides high net returns. These can be grown by using various growing substrates viz. perlite, coco-peat, vermiculite etc. to enable fast growing and high yield.

Pages: 766-770  |  2541 Views  1214 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Anil Kumar, Rajkumari Asha Devi, Pedada Sindhusha and Mishael R Marak. A review on scope and potentiality of vertical farming in India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):766-770. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2020.v9.i5Sm.13207

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