The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali, has developed the technology for aquaponic cultivation of plants, which is not only environment-friendly but also has high socio-economic benefits for the farming community.
Aquaponics is an emerging technique in which both fishes as well as the plants are grown in an integrated manner.
The fish waste provides fertilizer for growing plants.
The plants absorb nutrients and filter the water.
This filtered water is used to replenish the fish tank. This is an environment friendly technique.
Aquaponics is suitable to cultivate lettuce, spinach, capsicum, coriander, broccoli and some other leafy plants without the use of soil, pesticides and fertilizers. The area where plants grow is enclosed in a glasshouse-like structure