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.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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