Near real time - Sensing system for hydroponics based urban farming

Document Type

Conference Proceeding



Place of Publication

Pune, India


School of Engineering


Originally published as:

Jai, N., Dontha, B., Tripathy, A., & Mande, S. S. (2018). Near real time - Sensing system for hydroponics based urban farming. In 2018 3rd International Conference for Convergence in Technology (I2CT)(pp. 1-5). IEEE.

Original article available here.


Urbanization is happening rapidly. It drives and alters various aspects and aesthetics concerning a place. It affects a commons man's habits, living style, and eating preferences. As the population goes on increasing within an urbanizing area, the resources to adequately maintain the needs of the growing population decreases. Living area, Food and water are utilized tremendously making them the vulnerable resources. Due to scarcity of space and clean water, sustainability of these resources with time will be difficult. People in urban areas desire to have a small garden (e.g. Balcony Garden) as well as want to have healthy and clean food resources. A system which utilizes optimum space in such conditions and can support plants is needed. People in urban area often don't have enough time to take care of the plants; hence the system which is automated (or remotely monitored) can help in promoting the agriculture (e.g. Hydroponics based) in urban areas or living spaces.