Updated May 24, 2019

Introduction and experimentation for automated irrigation system in rural village of Dewgain, Jharkhand

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Conservation of water will permit farming during the summer season. The automated system will reduce labor time and results in higher yields and more income.

An automated system will ensure rain independent farming thereby letting farmers grow crops during summers, and increasing their net yield. It is also found that the quantity of crops successful is higher because of optimal doses of fertilizers, water content, etc. With the introduction of AIMS, the water is allowed to flow only when the wilting point of crops is reached thereby reducing unnece...
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An automated system will ensure rain independent farming thereby letting farmers grow crops during summers, and increasing their net yield. It is also found that the quantity of crops successful is higher because of optimal doses of fertilizers, water content, etc. With the introduction of AIMS, the water is allowed to flow only when the wilting point of crops is reached thereby reducing unnecessary irrigation for the fields.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

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Problem

The main issue of the village is the lack of irrigation which is a consequence of poor water management during abundant rainfall.

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Solution

By bringing about an effective system there will be conservation of water which will permit farming during the dry season. An automated system will also reduce labour time and result in presumably higher yields and more income. If fully automated, it saves time such that farmers can work on other sources for income.

Target Beneficiaries

This innovation will help farmers to crop in summer and produce more yields eventually increasing their profit. This reduces a farmer’s work time in fields and enables him to work on alternate sources of income. Since this irrigation problem is a common difficulty for most farmers in the country this the project can be adopted anywhere across India.

Mission and Vision

Mission: To conserve water and use them for irrigation during the summer season. Also, a fully automated system reduces the work time which can be utilized for other purposes. Vision: Since the irrigation problem is a major difficulty for most farmers in India, we aim to implement this project across the villages in India.

Competitive Advantage

Despite many existing automatic irrigation systems in the country most of them fail to consider the soil parameters and instead work on a timely or discharge basis. Most of the networks are designed to work for a particular time during the day which often leads to unnecessary watering of the crop. With the introduction of AIMS, there is soil parameter check that ensures the moisture in the soil reaches the wilting point to ensure optimal water supply. Any number of soil sensors can be placed on a field to find moisture levels to any degree of effectiveness. The data collected from the soil can be accessed from far off places using internet connection thereby making it easy to analyze this information anywhere across the globe. This project also gives way to future artificial intelligence models that will revolutionize the means of irrigation.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Irrigation is a major concern for farmers in most of the villages in India. With the introduction of this project in full scale across this village, it will again serve as a model to motivate other villages to adopt the same. Also, this helps to improve the quantity and quality of yields which will enhance the profit and business for farmers in that area.
Funding Goal1,358
New FeatureAchieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resource

The Team Behind the Innovation

Our team is a mix of experienced and youth. They are skilled from the various branches of science. Team members, Dr. Maneesha Sudheer, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Amritapuri Dr. Rekha, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Amritapuri Dr. B. Soundharajan, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Coimbatore Ms.Reshma A.S Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Amritapuri Ms. Guleria.M, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Coimbatore Mr.Panicker.A.J, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Coimbatore Mr.Raja.R, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Coimbatore Mr.Thanraj.R, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Coimbatore Ms. L.M. Frey, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Amritapuri

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Feb 2019
New Product Or Service
fully automated system that can overcome irrigation problems
Feb 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India