HP Churns Mobility in Irrigation, Installs Mobile Operated Solar lift

The installed solar lift is a mobile-operated project fostering mobility and making easy for farmers to use. Accessed easily through phones, now farmers can easily turn the pump on and off with just a click. The ‘shakti’ mobile app controls the solar panel via a chip that is being added to the panel.

Solar Pump Irrigators

Agriculture department of Himachal Pradesh (HP) has successfully installed the first solar lift for irrigation in the state’s Kahlog village near Shimla.

“We are able to lift out water over 220 metres height from two natural resources, through this solar lift. At present this lift irrigating up to 4 hectare land and there are total nine families’ beneficiaries,” said solar conservator officer Devi Ram Kashyap said.

“Water mostly found on the ground level and drawing it out for irrigation costs a huge amount of expenditure in terms of power, but, solar lift is based on renewable energy, will save only the budget and electricity of the state government” he added.

The installed solar lift is a mobile-operated project fostering mobility and making easy for farmers to use.
Accessed easily through phones, now farmers can easily turn the pump on and off with just a click. The ‘shakti’ mobile app controls the solar panel via a chip that is being added to the panel.

The community irrigation scheme is built at a cost of just Rs 13.73 lakhs in Kalog. There are 30 solar panels in kahalog which produce 7, 5000 watts of electricity. It is being collected from the first two small sources and stored in a tank.

The water goes to the second tank at 220 meters above from the lower tank. And to irrigate the land of the village six chambers have been made.

“There are such more plans to be executed in the near villages of Shimla. One of them at Pahal village has been financially sectioned and another one is under consideration which is for Patina village near Jubberhatti,” Kashyap said.

Source: The Statesman

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