Vertical Farming is a method of agriculture in which crops are cultivated within skyscrapers. This method primarily focuses on cultivating in the urban areas. Vertical Farming has a lot of advantages over traditional farming like more crop production can be achieved with less usage of land and different crops can be grown in same climate. Now let us focus on the subject, whether this method is suitable and sustainable in India.
In India, we have a large land cover but the proportion of human population is higher compared to the land. This is same in the case of agricultural production and the human food needs. This growing human food need can be satisfied by employing vertical Farming. By this, firstly we will have a self sustainable nation. We can stop the further deforestation for agricultural land. A survey says that it is possible to make the entire Mumbai city a self sustainable one by employing 100 vertical farms with thirty storeys each while Delhi needs 300 farms.
Some people say, constructing this many vertical farms needs huge investment which is not possible for a growing country like India. But considering the amount of money India spends for giving farmer subsidies and importing crops from other countries, this initial investment for vertical farming is not a big thing. So vertical farming is a suitable agriculture for India.