Can India grow crops without soil? IAS officer Sumita Dawra was posted in Beijing for 3 years and there she saw plants growing without soil. She was very impressed by this. Well, China is always a country that is technologically much more advanced than the rest of the world. Sumita wrote all about her time in Beijing in a book. What she saw there are really interesting.
Sumita observed that many farmers grow crops without soil in Beijing. She found this very interesting. She made a lot of friends in Beijing she asked them about the details of growing plants in this usual manner.
IAS officer Sumita Dawra wrote in her book that her Chinese friends told her the government is trying to grow plants even in high rise buildings. The Chinese government unlike other governments in the world is thinking about the future more than the present.
The Chinese government believes that in future there will be a shortage of empty land. This is when everyone will need to grow the plants in a non-traditional manner. China is much more ready than the other countries in the world for the future. A couple of days ago UK newspaper Daily Mail reported that there are many empty buildings in China. The government built cities where no one still lives yet. These cities are built for future.
Anyway, IAS officer Sumita Dawra wrote in details about this innovative farming process. She found out that China is using a process called hydroponics. In this process one can grow any plants they want. They do not need to use any soil or water to grow the plant. Not only this process solves the space issue but it is also great for saving the water. In her book Sumita gave more details about this process. This process if applied in India, then it can solve a lot of issues. The Indian government will finally be able to produce sufficient crops for everyone. Smita mentioned that what she saw in Beijing changed her entire viewpoint about farming. From Childhood, she knew that Soil is the number one food for plants.
Sumita wrote it and her book will tell a lot of answers about this unique farming. India too needs to grow crops without soil as it is also a big country like China and alternate farming is also a must here.
So, if this grow crops without soil is adopted in India where water crisis is on high, Indians will be benefitted in several ways as this farming process requires less water also.