Rapid urbanisation and the looming water shortage will change the traditional style of farming, says Satya Narayan Reddy who started Hyderabad’s first hydroponic farm in Kukatpally. It is a half-acre vertical garden says, Satya Narayan.
Hydroponics is a farming technique in which no soil is used for cultivation. Instead of soil, clay and LECA (Lightweight Expandable Clay Aggregate) balls are used to grow plants. The technique is widely used for growing leafy vegetables.