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. 


  • 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.

Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS)

 India Meteorological Department (IMD) launched the South Asian Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS)

About Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS):

  • India is leading a delegation of nations, including Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, in sharing hydrological and meteorological data towards preparing flash flood forecasts. 
  • India’s National Disaster Management Authority and the Central Water Commission have also partnered in this system.
  • It is  robust system designed by IMD to provide the necessary products in real-time to support  development of warnings for flash floods about 6-12 hours in advance at the watershed level with a resolution of 4km x 4km for the flash flood-prone South Asian countries viz. India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
  • It will be established in New Delhi, where weather modelling and analysis of rainfall data observations from member countries will be done.
  • The Guidance for flash floods in the form of Threats (6 hours in advance) and Risks (24 hours in advance) will be provided by Regional Centre to National Meteorological & Hydrological Services, National and State Disaster Management Authorities and all other stakeholders for taking necessary mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property in the South Asian Region countries.