Aquaponics Technique Suits greatly to the demand of organic fruits and vegetables.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali, developed the  ‘Aquaponics facility’ for aquaponic cultivation of plants.

Aquaponics :

  • Aquaponics, a technique that marries horticulture and aquaculture, helps the farmer raise fishes while he also grows plants.
  • It is a form of agriculture that combines raising fish in tanks (recirculating aquaculture) with soilless plant culture (hydroponics). 
  • It is an emerging technique in which both fishes, as well as the plants, are grown in an integrated manner. 
  • It is a sustainable method of raising both fish and vegetables
  • It is popular with individuals, entrepreneurs, educators, missions and governments. 

About:

  • The state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind in the region which is equipped with advanced sensors for monitoring and automated controls. 
  • It has been developed with funding support from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • The process is completely organic, increases the productivity of the given land, saves water and also augments the farmers’ income.
  • The technology has been developed and suitable protocols have been evolved for scientists and farmers.