Farmers pick up hydroponic farming in India

Leafy salads and vegetables at a farm of Barton Breeze, a commercial hydroponics farm startup. PHOTO: BARTON BREEZE
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NEW DELHI – Amid wheat and sugar cane fields in the northern state of Haryana, lawyer-turned-agripreneur Anuj Batra is growing Italian strawberries.

On a 400 sq m plot carved out from his family’s farmland in the village of Kahnaur, Mr Batra and his friend Rajat Gulati have been cultivating strawberry plants hydroponically in the past 10 months.

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