Irrigation

IIT Bhubaneswar Develops Low-Cost Mobile Solar Pump for Farmers

Building on a 2017 grant from the state government of Odisha to build a technology driven support for farmers in the state, IIT Bhubaneswar has come up with a state-of-art solar pump that is not just economical, but also with added mobility  feature to support farmers in distant locations. SO far,  IIT Bhubaneswar has delivered […]

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States, Discoms Need To Do More for Success of Grid Connected Options in PMKUSUM, Says Study

The Indian government has been giving a renewed push to the PM-KUSUM scheme that promises reliable power supply for irrigation. But the proposed solarisation models, especially component A and C that involve grid connectivity have fared poorly so far. A new study by the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) and Shakti Sustainable Energy […]

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Solar Powered Desalination Could Bring a Revolution in Irrigation

While conventional CDI uses mains power, UNSW researchers have developed prototypes powered by solar energy. Agriculture relies heavily on groundwater and this source of water is rapidly becoming increasingly saline across the world, making it non-viable for agricultural purposes. To combat this issue and make fresh water readily available to the farming sector irrespective of […]

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Solar-based WAAS Model Can Improve Access to Affordable Irrigation: Report

A study by CEEW has found that half of the 1,600 farmers surveyed across the state expressed dissatisfaction due to depleting water tables and high expenditure on diesel. With multiple problems farmers facing in the country including reducing water table and high expenditure on diesel to run their pumps to irrigate their lands, the Council […]

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Farmers Reaping Dividends From Solar-Powered Agriculture

The farmers from the village have tied up with traders in the Koyambedu wholesale market in Chennai to market the hybrid vegetables, including carrot, beetroot, and onions, the tomato is grown with the help of solar-powered pump sets. Indeed, even as the normal farmer battles to adapt to the regularly expanding expense of contributions from […]

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