While preparing for Masters I also got an opportunity to work as a Research Associate at an institute. This gave me practical exposure and hands on experience which enhanced my critical thinking. After the success of Home Automation I got another similar idea to benefit farmers.
Motivation and Idea - It was a real
life incident which happened in my
farm. Since I stay in a village we
had this power failure issues. The
farmers were facing issues with
respect to water supply. They had to
manage the farm as well as go to the
market to sell the crops. The water
supply was not provided at a fixed
time every day. When the water was
available he could not go to the
market. The farmer's presence in farm
was mandatory. This made me think of
a solution to tackle this problem and
come up with a solution. I explored
the existing Irrigation Automation
Systems but again, none of the
existing systems provided a solution
when there is an unexpected power
This made me come up with an idea to track status of water supply along with other factors in real time and control the crops from any part of the world. This proposed idea works even in case of power failure which is a frequent problem in villages.
A prototype was designed and tested and I am proud that this concept is the most cost efficient one where the prototype was designed in a cost of under 3000INR when a single motor is used and the actual product could be designed within a cost of 5000INR for controlling a single motor.
Abstract - In this era of advanced
technology, the field of agriculture
and farming requires the application
of the latest technology to make the
life of farmers much simpler. The
primary purpose of automating the
irrigation setup is to enable remote
control and monitoring of the status
of the setup even when farmer is away
from the location.
This project proposes a new system with the use of advanced sensors and a GSM module to provide SMS acknowledgment whenever there is any critical action that is initiated during the process. This includes water being pumped in excess to a crop, there is too much of sunlight for a sustained period and many other critical situations. The farmer can then take necessary action when available.
NOTE: Since this is my hard research work from 4 months I have got this work copyright registered under my name and hence I will not be able to discuss more about this project freely. If you find this interesting and if you would like to contribute more then I request you please contact me so that we can take it further to the next step.