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Acqua farms to cultivate plants in a finite area


Introduction

Acqua Farms use hydroponic concept to grow plants in a limited space.

Product or concept

Water based (hydroponics) farming set up to grow plants, modelled around vertical farming.

Problem being solved

Growing organic vegetables in the space constraints of a city.

Process or technology involved

  • Sell ready to grow hydroponics kits – which includes growing media, nutrients (have to be mixed in water), seed varieties, nutrients etc. 
  • Offers consultation on 2 subsequent harvests.

Sustainability benefits

  • Hydroponics is suited to grow plants/vegetables organically in a city’s space constraints.
  • Faster growth rate of plants.

User segments that will benefit

  • Apartment complexes
  • Offices
  • Educational Institutions

People or organizations involved

Co: Acqua Connect

Founder: Rahul Dhoka

Innovations or USPs

  • Makes customised planters based on client’s requirements.
  • Inexpensive hydroponics kits.
  • Conserves water – hydroponics based farming requires 90% less water than conventional soil-based farming.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Water management
  • Agricultural science
  • Organic farming methods
  • Biotechnology

Awards & recognitions

  • Received government grant for his venture.
  • The company provides training to villagers to generate additional income to grow fodder using hydroponics.

Other interesting highlights

Also provides consultation related to hydroponics and vertical farming.


Office located at

Egmore

Videos

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Know more about the people behind this

Heights of Hydroponics: Meet the Chennai Man Who Grows 6,000 Plants in 80 Sq Ft Space! : Describes the founder's journey in establishing the hydroponic consultancy - Acqua Farms

Grow what you want to eat right on your terrace in Chennai : This article talks about the founder's suggestions in starting hydroponic farming in a city.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

Acqua Farms : You can contact Acqua Farms through their Facebook page.

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Purchase the product/solution

Purchase products from Acqua Farms : You can call the number listed on the Facebook page to find out more about their range of products.

Connect with experts

Future Farms : This Chennai based hydroponic start-up has successfully completed over 30 installations across the country.

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

Hydroponics at Home : The video describes a hydroponic farmer's experience in growing her own chemical and pesticide free vegetables on her balcony.

IKEA - Indoor gardening with hydroponics : Creative video that explains different DIY ways of growing plants using hydroponic techniques.

2 Liter Bottle Hydroponics Tutorial by Epic Gardening : Beginner's guide to hydroponic based farming using a 2-L bottle.

Hydroponic Systems : This article provides the reader the understanding and visuals around the basics of hydroponic farming.

Learn more

What Is Hydroponics: Amazing Advantages Over Soil-Based Agriculture : The video gives details of how hydroponic works, its advantages and disadvantages.

This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water : The video provides details about how hydroponics and vertical farming can be combined in a cityscape.

What Is Hydroponics: Amazing Advantages Over Soil-Based Agriculture : The video talks about the advantages of hydroponics over soil based farming techniques.