Impacts Of Vertical Farming In India

26 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2020

Date Written: July 22, 2020


Vertical farming has created hype since its spontaneous introduction in India and so does the COVID-19. However, during the pandemic, businesses, and start-ups of every industry suffered negatively.

Likewise, the agriculture sector of India faced the consequences even when it was excluded from lockdown restrictions. But in researches, it has also been found that vertical farming was flourishing even in the pandemic.

The objective of this dissertation is to bring out precise implications of COVID-19 on Vertical Farming Start-ups In India.

The first research question was to investigate what leads to the growth of vertical farming businesses during the pandemic. The second research question was to evaluate the reason why farmers faced consequences even when the agricultural sector was excluded from lockdown restrictions.

The final research question was to find out how vertical farming businesses are flourishing when the entire agricultural sector was suffering from losses. This paper attempts to understand the implications of COVID-19 on vertical farming start-ups as well as bridges the gap between the sufferings of the agriculture sector and growth opportunity for vertical farming businesses.

Keywords: COVID-19, Agriculture, Vertical Farming

JEL Classification: Q16, Q15, Q13

Suggested Citation

Kohli, Drishti, Impacts Of Vertical Farming In India (July 22, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

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