When Ramveer Singh from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, learned that a friend’s uncle was diagnosed with cancer, it was a reality check for him. The cause was chemical-laced veggies.

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“This scared me, and I decided to keep my family away from such risks,” he recalls.

The full-time journalist then decided to quit his job and dedicate his time to his ancestral land to grow organic vegetables. 

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However, the best part is what came next.

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It was on a trip to Dubai that he witnessed hydroponics farming. He was amazed at the benefits of this method — no requirement of soil, less pest infestation and a reduction of almost 80 per cent water while growing plants.

He went on to convert his three-storey house into a hydroponics farm where he grows okra, chillies, capsicum, bottle gourd, tomatoes, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, strawberry, fenugreek and green peas.

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“At present, the farm is spread across 750 sq meter space, hosting over 10,000 plants,” he says.

Ramveer says the hydroponics method of farming is a success because: – There are 16 nutrients such as magnesium, copper, phosphorus, nitrogen, zinc and others that reach the plants. – The method saves 90 per cent of water. – It has no risk of soil pollution. – This mode of farming is independent of harmful chemicals.

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Today, he has established Vimpa Organic and Hydroponics company which earns him a revenue of Rs 70 lakh a year.

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